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The 38 Essential New Orleans Restaurants, July '12

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Here, now, we present to you the updated Eater 38, our answer to any question that becomes with, "Can you recommend a restaurant..." This list is not the 38 best restaurants in our fine city, but it instead seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of where you can get a great meal regardless of mood. It covers the entire city with some lagniappe love for the West Bank, spans myriad cuisines and should satisfy all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. These are listed here in no particular order.

Two changes this month, with Elizabeth's and Adolfo's getting the chop. They're replaced by the place to go for authentic Irish food, Matt Murphy's pub The Irish House, and Michael Doyle's Bywater hotness Maurepas Foods.

Every quarter, we'll update this list with any restaurants that were omitted, have become newly eligibly (all restaurants must have been open 6 months to appear on this list), or have improved and now warrant being included. So send your tips and your nominations here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Dat Dog

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Cafe Reconcile

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Ba Mien

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Il Posto

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Cowbell

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Pho Tau Bay

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Sylvain

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Boucherie

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The Three Muses

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Domenica

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Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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The Joint

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Jacques-Imo's

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Dick & Jenny's

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Lebanon's Cafe

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Mandina's

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Willie Mae's Scotch House

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Pizza Delicious

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St James Cheese Company

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Green Goddess

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Crescent Pie & Sausage Co

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Cochon/Cochon Butcher

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Mimi's in the Marigny

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Lil' Dizzy's

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Domilise's Po' Boys

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Dooky Chase

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Casamento's

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The Delachaise

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Juan's Flying Burrito

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Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria

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Stanley

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The Company Burger

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Satsuma

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The Irish House

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Maurepas Foods

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