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T-Fitz on Bozo's Grand Prize Game; Gold on Cleo's

Tom Fitzmorris gives THREE WHOLE STARS to Bozo's this week, a restaurant freshly revamped by restaurateur Ed McIntyre. As T-Fitz notes, it's been a "very active but often puzzling year of change" in New Orleans restaurant junior high, but "one of the happiest endings was the takeover of Bozo's by Ed McIntyre." Puzzling indeed, as this successful switcheroo reads like a campy 1960s headline from Reader's Digest, Mr. Ed Saves Bozo's Reputation. All scary clown activity aside, +1 Hipness Points because Mr. Ed added more than just fried seafood to the mix, and there's a sexy oyster bar too, which means everyone comes out feeling like the winner of this seafood house's grand prize game. [CityBusiness, sub req]

Scott Gold approves of hidden gem Cleo's this week, for all your 24/7 Middle Eastern specialty needs in the CBD: "Cleo's offers, by far, some of the best, authentic Middle Eastern fare in the city. The extensive menu ranges from breakfast items... to numerous appetizers, soups, salads, seafood and vegetarian plates, as well as sandwich versions of many of popular items, including falafel, gyros, kebabs and shawarma. With sandwiches topping out at $5.50 and entrees hovering in the $12 range, the price is hard to beat." [Gambit]

· McIntyre Steps In With Nice Save of Bozo's [CityBusiness, subscription required]
· Review: Cleo's Mediterranean Cuisine & Grocery [Gambit]
· All Week In Reviews [-ENOLA-]
Bozo's [Photo: Official Website]