Chef Jason Klutts channels his south Louisiana roots in the kitchen at Kingfish, a culinary gem named for the infamous politico Huey Long. There's an expansive bar out front - great beer selection and craft cocktail list - but you want to get a table. Why? Because this alumni of Cane & Table and Cafe Henri is a sausage and pickle maker extraordinaire, so you don't want to miss the charcuterie board, which changes depending on the chef's whim and the season. The alligator "wings" snap with Crystal-infused buttery goodness and the Louisiana black drum tacos, served with collard green chimichurri and lima bean chow chow, offer an inventive mash up of local and South of the Border. Happy hour offers the likes of $5 boudin balls and pork cracklin's, with half off beer and wines by the glass weekdays 3:30-6.
New Orleans, LA 70125
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Cajun: "The daily lunch specials are a great deal - show up Monday for red beans and rice with alligator sausage."
Best for Cajun Because: Kingfish offers outrageously delicious fare in the heart of the French Quarter.