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From The Critics: Banh Mi Boys' Steak & Egg Fries Put Debris Fries To Shame

Plus, Seaworthy is tasty but pricey

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This week Helen Freund reviews creative Metairie hidden gem Banh Mi Boys: While traditional banh mi and vermicelli bowls are available at this casual spot from Peter Nguyen, the unconventional menu items shine, including avocado and fried egg roll stuffed spring rolls, a "Rockefeller" sauce that tops oysters and po' boys and the house steak-and-egg fries that come with pork pate, caramelized onions, aioli and scallion toppings, "the ideal 2 a.m. drinker's dream: a mix that's sweet, salty and plenty fatty." [Gambit]

Todd Price takes an early look at Ace Hotel's new oyster bar and sustainable seafood eatery Seaworthy: "Instead of teams of shuckers methodically tearing through mounds of oysters, the seafood here is laid out on ice like the wares at Mignon Faget." Highlights include a " truffle topped brandade," crab toast, and a lobster roll that will set you back $25. Price suggests snacking, instead of ordering entrees, and also trying the bar's low-proof cocktails. [NOLA.com]

Seaworthy

630 Carondelet Street, , LA 70130 (504) 930-3071 Visit Website

Banh Mi Boys

5001 Airline Drive, , LA 70001 (504) 510-5360 Visit Website

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