Why It's Hot: Interesting Chinese food has been conspicuous by its absence from the New Orleans dining scene, but this assured addition to the St. Claude dining portfolio plugs that gap. The menu is quirky, taking inspiration from the anything-goes mash-up dishes of the pioneering bicoastal Mission Chinese Food restaurants (where owner Tobias Womack once worked). One dish (the kung pao pastrami) is taken directly from that institution, while others, like crawfish rangoon, put a NOLA spin on the style.
Must-Order: The General Lee’s chicken is a cheeky take on a classic dish, and the Hawaiian fried rice is a feast in its own right.
Insider Tip: The portions are huge, so take friends, and share a bountiful dinner, complete with leftovers for all.
3048 St. Claude Ave.; 504-304-6030