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AN­GELO BROCATO’S Bak­ery. This cen­tury-old ice cream par­lor and con­fec­tionery of­fers a nos­tal­gic slice of Old World Si­cily, with glass-topped ta­bles, slow-turn­ing ceil­ing fans and some of the best Ital­ian pas­tries and ice creams this side of Palermo. $ Open Tu-Su. www.an­gelo­bro­ca­to­ice­cream.com. 214 N. Car­roll­ton Ave., 504.486.0078. Map 1, D2 BLUE OAK BBQ Bar­be­cue. Ron­nie Evans and Philip Mose­ley draw raves for their crisp-skinned bar­be­cued chicken, spare ribs, killer pulled pork na­chos and fried Brus­sels sprouts. When the bar­be­cue pork egg rolls make an ap­pear­ance on the menu, get them. $ L, D (Tu-Su). www.blueoakbbq.com. 900 N. Car­roll­ton Ave., 504.822.2583. Map 1, D3 RALPH’S ON THE PARK Louisiana. Veteran restau­ra­teur Ralph Bren­nan serves up glob­ally in­spired lo­cal cui­sine in this beau­ti­fully re­stored his­toric build­ing over­look­ing scenic City Park. One of the loveli­est (and most ro­man­tic) lo­ca­tions in town. $$ L (Tu-F), D (nightly); Br (Sa-Su). www.ralph­son­thep­ark.com. 900 City Park Ave., 504.488.1000. Map 1, D2

1000 FIGS Mediter­ranean. This pop­u­lar spot is the brick-and-mor­tar space of the team be­hind the equally pop­u­lar Fat Falafel food truck. Clas­sic falafel sand­wiches and plates are joined by seared squid sal­ads, baba ghanouj and lamb. $$ L, D (TuSa). www.1000figs.com. 3141 Ponce de Leon St., 504.301.0848. Map 1, D2 TOUPS’ MEATERY Louisiana. Chef Isaac Toups is known for his mas­ter­ful char­cu­terie. Start with the “Meatery Board,” a se­lec­tion of house-cured meats and condi­ments, be­fore mov­ing on to the lamb neck with fen­nel and black-eyed pea salad. $$ L, D (Tu-Sa). www.toupsmeatery.com. 845 N. Car­roll­ton Ave., 504.252.4999. Map 1, D3

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