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Acme Oyster House Restaurant Review: Louisianans will drive a long way for the right oysters, but thanks to this North Shore outpost of Acme Oyster House, they don’t have to. The Covington location may lack the cachet of the French Quarter flagship, but it has the same quality oysters and classic renditions of casual New Orleans favorites. Gumbo or red beans served in a bread bowl, known here as the “Poopa,” is a house specialty. Acme also offers what the menu dubs “Cajun sushi,” with raw or fried oysters or fried shrimp topped with wasabi, Tabasco soy sauce and sticky rice as well as chopsticks. For a hearty appetite, try the Peace Maker, combining fried oysters and fried shrimp on French bread. Originally, it was known as La Mediatrice, because nineteenth-century New Orleans husbands took it home to smooth things over with their wives after a night on the town. Go all the way for dessert with a chocolate brownie sundae or pecan cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream. A fine Abita beer will pair well with this food, although some wines are offered.