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The Updated Eater Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater ask us: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What haven't I heard of? What's everyone talking about? And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continuously to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.

In what's been another big month for openings, Marti's, Doris Metropolitan and Oxalis come off the map, making way for Meauxbar, The Franklin, and Treo.

Been to any of these restaurants and had a great or a terrible experience? Let us know in the comments or by email.


May 2013, Added: Peche, Tableau, Kingfish
June 2013, Added: Lucky Rooster, Ba Chi Canteen
July 2013: Casa Borrega
August 2013: McClure's
September 2013: Noodle & Pie, Cane & Table
October 2013: Broussard's
November 2013: Marti's
December 2013: Doris Metropolitan, Ivy
January 2014: Oxalis
February 2014: MoPho
March 2014: Bevi Seafood Co.
April 2014: Carrollton Market, La Boca, NOLA Smokehouse
May 2014: Milkfish, Square Root, Pizza Domenica

· All Hot Hot Heat! [-ENOLA-]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
5015 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
Gautreau's Patrick Singley and chef Sue Zemanick bring small plates and craft cocktails to a lounge setting, in this tiny ivy-covered restaurant on Magazine Street.

2. MoPho

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514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-6845
Former August chef Michael Gulotta and partners Jeff Gulotta and Jeffrey Bybee, bring Vietnamese with a Louisiana twist— think pho with headcheese— to this hot new Mid City spot, featuring a fire pit for roasting meats, an outdoor deck, and an array of boozy bubble teas.

3. Bevi Seafood Co.

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4701 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
This seafood market/restaurant, opened by Nola native/Peristyle and Southern Yacht Club alum Justin Leblanc and family, has been gaining critics' approval and a big fan-base since opening around the New Year, but now that crawfish season is in full effect, Bevi lands on the heatmap. Perfect for all your crawfish needs, plus a solid menu of take home items, po' boys, tamales, seafood, and more make this worth the trip down Airline Dr. in Metairie.

4. Carrollton Market

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8132 Hampson St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 252-9928
Chef Jason Goodenough brings both traditional and modern Southern cuisine to this elegant new Riverbend restaurant in the former One space.

5. La Boca

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870 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-8205
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Folks are all abuzz about Adolfo Garcia's Argentinian steakhouse, because they just moved into the former a Mano space. More seating, a slick new revamp, but the same iImpeccable service, steak, and insanely decadent provoleta grilled cheese appetizer.

6. NOLA Smokehouse

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739 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 418-2591
Rob Bechtold's highly regarded pop up has new permanent digs in the LGD. Open Tuesday thru Saturday at 11 a.m. until they run out (or 5 p.m.), this is the spot for all thing barbecue including crazy specials like smoked escargot.

7. Milkfish

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125 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA
Cristina Quackenbush brings the Filipino cuisine craze to Mid City, in the new permanent digs of her beloved pop up. BYOB until they get their liquor license.

8. Square Root

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1800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
Chef Phillip Lopez and Max Ortiz' long awaited and highly conceptual tasting menu restaurant is set to change the way people think about dining in New Orleans. A killer cocktail and beer program, and hang-worthy upstairs lounge only add to the draw.

9. PIZZA Domenica

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4933 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 301-4978
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John Besh and Alon Shaya's Domenica expansion offers more varieties of pizza, an impeccable beer selection, and take out service seven days a week, Uptown.

10. Meauxbar

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942 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 569-9979
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Chef Kristen Essig and the Ste. Marie team have revamped Meauxbar, with bistro favorites from oyster pan roasts to escargot, lots of charm and locally sourced dishes, and great service.

11. The Franklin

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2600 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
This new Marigny haunt has a gastropub vibe, with craft cocktails, and food from chef Jim Bremer who specializes in locally sourced, rather eclectic French/Southern comfort dishes, plus crudo and oysters.

12. Treo

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3835 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
Chef James Cullen just rolled out his small plates menu at this Mid City bar/art gallery and the early word is very good. From little jars of chicken liver pate to coriander crusted lamb chops, Cullen's dishes span diverse cultural influences and definitely bringing something new to Tulane Avenue.

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1. Ivy

5015 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Gautreau's Patrick Singley and chef Sue Zemanick bring small plates and craft cocktails to a lounge setting, in this tiny ivy-covered restaurant on Magazine Street.
5015 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA

2. MoPho

514 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Former August chef Michael Gulotta and partners Jeff Gulotta and Jeffrey Bybee, bring Vietnamese with a Louisiana twist— think pho with headcheese— to this hot new Mid City spot, featuring a fire pit for roasting meats, an outdoor deck, and an array of boozy bubble teas.
514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Bevi Seafood Co.

4701 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001
This seafood market/restaurant, opened by Nola native/Peristyle and Southern Yacht Club alum Justin Leblanc and family, has been gaining critics' approval and a big fan-base since opening around the New Year, but now that crawfish season is in full effect, Bevi lands on the heatmap. Perfect for all your crawfish needs, plus a solid menu of take home items, po' boys, tamales, seafood, and more make this worth the trip down Airline Dr. in Metairie.
4701 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

4. Carrollton Market

8132 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Chef Jason Goodenough brings both traditional and modern Southern cuisine to this elegant new Riverbend restaurant in the former One space.
8132 Hampson St
New Orleans, LA 70118

5. La Boca

870 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Folks are all abuzz about Adolfo Garcia's Argentinian steakhouse, because they just moved into the former a Mano space. More seating, a slick new revamp, but the same iImpeccable service, steak, and insanely decadent provoleta grilled cheese appetizer.
870 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. NOLA Smokehouse

739 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Rob Bechtold's highly regarded pop up has new permanent digs in the LGD. Open Tuesday thru Saturday at 11 a.m. until they run out (or 5 p.m.), this is the spot for all thing barbecue including crazy specials like smoked escargot.
739 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Milkfish

125 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA
Cristina Quackenbush brings the Filipino cuisine craze to Mid City, in the new permanent digs of her beloved pop up. BYOB until they get their liquor license.
125 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA

8. Square Root

1800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Chef Phillip Lopez and Max Ortiz' long awaited and highly conceptual tasting menu restaurant is set to change the way people think about dining in New Orleans. A killer cocktail and beer program, and hang-worthy upstairs lounge only add to the draw.
1800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA

9. PIZZA Domenica

4933 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
John Besh and Alon Shaya's Domenica expansion offers more varieties of pizza, an impeccable beer selection, and take out service seven days a week, Uptown.
4933 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

10. Meauxbar

942 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Chef Kristen Essig and the Ste. Marie team have revamped Meauxbar, with bistro favorites from oyster pan roasts to escargot, lots of charm and locally sourced dishes, and great service.
942 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

11. The Franklin

2600 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
This new Marigny haunt has a gastropub vibe, with craft cocktails, and food from chef Jim Bremer who specializes in locally sourced, rather eclectic French/Southern comfort dishes, plus crudo and oysters.
2600 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

12. Treo

3835 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Chef James Cullen just rolled out his small plates menu at this Mid City bar/art gallery and the early word is very good. From little jars of chicken liver pate to coriander crusted lamb chops, Cullen's dishes span diverse cultural influences and definitely bringing something new to Tulane Avenue.
3835 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

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