Old Hickory Grill
The comfy eatery boasts a massive menu of house-made comfort food alongside Cajun and Creole fare spicy enough to evoke or create vivid memories of New Orleans. Treat your book club president with an order of the deep-fried pickle chips ($7.50) with a dip-worthy creamy horseradish sauce, or opt for the buttermilk-coated and flour-breaded deep-fried Cajun crawfish ($11.50) with a spicy chipotle mayo. Over 20 bread-swaddled southern-inspired sandwich creations entice hunger haters, from the hickory-smoked, hand-pulled pork sandwich ($8.50) smothered in barbecue sauce, to an oyster po' boy ($13.75) with corn-flour-breaded bivalves smushed in a fresh baguette, and half-pound burgers ($7.75 and up) with over 15 tasty toppings from which to choose. Indignant fork loyalists can stick their tines into entrees such as the buttermilk-marinated fried chicken breasts ($13.50) served alongside garlic mashers and sautéed vegetables, or the Bourbon Street pasta ($13) in Cajun cream sauce with Andouille sausage and fresh mushrooms. Barbecue-bound diners can reach for a half rack of hickory-smoked pork ribs ($15) grilled to order and served with beans, slaw, and mashed potatoes, or the surfy-turfy barbecue shrimp and roasted chicken combo ($22).