Founded in Harahan, Louisiana, by a trio of restaurateur pals in 1997, Zea Rotisserie & Grill champions the tastes of the American South across its 11 locations. Barbecued ribs and étouffée join the restaurant's signature rotisserie entrees, which slow-roast chicken, rib eye, and a rotating selection of pork, veal, and beef slathered with herb glacés or au jus. A specialty menu takes Zea's roots-centric recipes even further, revisiting classic New Orleans meals of pasta jambalaya, fried catfish with remoulade, and battered Mardi Gras beads. Zea Rotisserie & Grill also caters special events.
Each morning, the family staff at JoJo’s Diner on Broadway grinds fresh Black Angus beef into quarter-pound patties and prepares breakfast sausage. They also create their salads, desserts, and backyard spacecraft from scratch. From 7 a.m.–3 p.m., hungry passersby can stop in for the sausages and simultaneously served breakfast and lunch staples, including eggs, pancakes, burgers, and hot dogs.
Jackson's open and airy space offers a place for nourishing American and European favorites, all featured on expansive dinner, late-night, and brunch menus. Commence evening consumption with a marinated chicken, black-bean salsa, and cheese grilled quesadilla ($6.50) or with a slider- supported stack of house-cut bologna and cheddar cheese ($5). Reminisce over a youthful dabble in French impressionism by ingesting a classic croque monsieur ($8.50), or pay homage to bilateral bicuspids with a commanding chomp into Benny F's favorite Philly cheesesteak sandwich ($9.50). The wood-burned verde pizza slathers spinach-garlic spread and artichokes radially from a crusty center ($8.50), and the brunch menu includes savories such as biscuits and gravy ($5.50), steak and eggs ($11), and a Denver omelet ($7.50).
The hands and knives of Taipei 101's cooks seem to unearth every corner of the Asian continent, recreating some of the most popular cuisine from China, Thailand, Japan, and other countries. Though the menu primarily features Thai recipes—such as spicy basil stir-fry and crispy roasted duck in rich curry sauce—it also highlights Japanese sushi and sashimi, as chefs craft everything from slices of fresh yellowtail to specialty rolls such as the King Dragon Roll's blend of eel, avocado, and rice—a cylinder as round as the actual King Dragon's half-melted scepter. Beef chow fun, shrimp lo mein, and other Chinese dishes round out the menu alongside mochi ice cream and other desserts.
The chefs at Sitar Indian Cuisine pay homage to their cultural muse by adhering strictly to the country's cooking traditions. They specialize in searing veggies, meats, or seafood in the karahi??an iron skillet native to India. Similar edible elements roast over the glowing charcoal of the tandoor, a traditional clay oven that seals flavor into dishes such as shrimp and housemade cottage cheese. Since these and the entire menu's eats are crafted each day onsite, patrons can dig into dinner entrees or the lunch buffet knowing that their additive-free meals are fresher than a class president at prom.
It's amazing that Central Park BBQ's pristinely white exterior isn't covered in reddish-brown fingerprints, especially since most of the food inside is slathered in a generous helping of barbecue sauce. The restaurant's cooks fill the menu with plenty of Southern charm, which can be tasted in specialties including thick seafood gumbo and Memphis-style ribs that are twice as long as the plate they arrive on. Each BBQ plate comes with a drink to wash down the mountain of meat, bread to sop up sauce, and two sides, such as coleslaw and macaroni and cheese.