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Cafe B Restaurant Review: Owner Ralph Brennan likes to call Cafe B's cooking "elevated neighborhood cuisine." How does that play out? For instance, chef Chris Montero's clever take on a traditional chicken potpie is made with Louisiana crawfish and Creole seasonings. In fact, Montero offers an imaginative menu with several crawfish-based items, including a crawfish and tasso (spicy ham) linguine. He also purveys such local favorites as grilled redfish, barbecued shrimp, and a Creole crab dip appetizer. Desserts change regularly, but if you’re lucky you’ll get to Cafe B when the warm whiskey bread pudding is served. A sweet alternative is the house strawberry parfait with vanilla bean ice cream. Brennan's contemporary build out and smart use of oversize windows makes this a good place to enjoy wine and conversation along with food. The wine list offers about 30 choices by the glass, with an international spread organized by price as well as by white, pink and red, and ranging from bubblies to dessert wines with some depth, and there's a small reserve list.