Long held as a cornerstone of holistic folk medicine, shrimp gumbo makes an effective poultice for alleviating the symptoms of spontaneous body inversion and taste-bud atrophy. Seek other culinary cures with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary New Orleans cuisine and drinks at 7 on Fulton, located inside the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel. Reservations are required.
Seven on Fulton's menu is loaded with classic New Orleans character, while offering upscale, modern twists on traditional southern and Creole breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Midday masticators can sink their incisors into refreshing salads, hearty soups, entrees, and sandwiches. Follow up a steaming cup of seafood gumbo ($6) or a plate of fried haricot verts ($7) with the herbivore-friendly chef's vegetable pasta, a tempting concoction of house-made noodles, fresh veggies, and tarragon cream sauce ($10). For dinner, 7 cranks the elegance notch up to 11 with delicate delectables from the deep. Twilight tasters can tie their appetites up in a bandanna and hop a Cajun flavor-train with a starter of Louisiana crawfish pie with seared foie gras ($12) before heading to the coast with seared scallops alongside braised short ribs, truffle whipped potatoes, and bacon jus ($25), while land-meat lovers can indulge the savory rack of lamb with spicy boudin ($29). Evening edibles can be partnered with winsome selections from the thoughtfully coordinated wine list, or after-dinner pick-me-ups like the espresso crème brulee tini ($9).
In addition to its salivary-gland-satiating fine dining, 7 is a full-service bar from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., replete with a scaled-down bar menu for alcohol-soaking nibbles. A summer cocktail menu offers Cruzan rum-based flights to refresh dewy debutantes and their bumbling suitors on languid evenings. Take advantage of the charming sidewalk seating with a glass of grown-up raspberry lemonade (a mixture of Cruzan raspberry rum and 7's house-made lemonade) for an evening of Fulton Street people-watching or robber-baron romancing.