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Homewood Gourmet Restaurant Review: Homewood Gourmet has taken on a New Orleans twist since co-owners Chris and Laura Zapalowski took over from its founder, chef Franklin Biggs. His fans will still find favorites such as baby blue salad with spicy pecans, oranges and strawberries, and the fried green tomato sandwich with goat cheese, ham and peach chutney. But as Chris grew up in New Orleans and worked with such chefs as Emeril Lagasse and Anne Kearney, there’s also such fare as chicken-and-sausage jambalaya with homemade andouille. Red beans and rice is a Monday special, along with chicken potpie. On Wednesday, choose between the Monte Cristo sandwich and a muffaletta. Smoked turkey and cranberry roll-ups remain popular, as does the grilled meatloaf on focaccia. Take-home casseroles include shepherd’s pie, beef or vegetable lasagna, and creamy chicken and black bean enchiladas. Grab a peanut butter and pecan brownie or some bread pudding with whiskey sauce for a sweet finish. No alcohol is served.