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Big News from The Rib Room!
Chef Anthony Spizale of The Rib Room has invigorated his popular traditional menu to offer some new creations along with a new twist on his signature dishes. New items include “Small Bites” such as P&J Oyster and Jalapeno Cornbread Waffle with Abita Beer syrup and a Crab Cake Short Stack drizzled with lemon garlic butter and Creole tomato marmalade. A Royal Soup of the Day is ever-changing available daily with his Creole Seafood Gumbo, and Turtle Soup. The Rotisserie and Prime Rib of Beef still take center stage, but two sizes are offered in the “Adam” and “Eve” cuts, sizzled at the table. Or diners can choose from fresh seafood favorites and a new beef addition “Quintessential Steak for Two” featuring tenderloin and sirloin served family style. Old favorites like Moss Salad and Veal Tanet are served with a new twist on the lunch menu to satisfy the long-time patrons who make a visit to the Rib Room a weekly and even daily event. The Rib Room, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-529-7045.
New Menu Goes on Line at 7 on Fulton
7 on Fulton has unveiled its brand new menu, featuring chef Matthew Fultz’s creations. Fultz, who has worked in some of the finest kitchens in the city, including the Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans, has come up with an eclectic mix. From his seared sea scallop and pickled watermelon salad to the alligator ravioli appetizer with sauce piquant, every meal starts out with full flavors. Entrees range from a roasted pork belly with savory bread pudding to crispy sweetbreads tossed in spicy sauce with Southern-style coleslaw. Breakfast, lunch *& dinner daily. 7 on Fulton, Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-525-7555.
Summer Special at Morton's The Steakhouse
Break out the summer silk sport jacket and the little black dress and head over to Morton’s The Steakhouse for a romantic dinner for two. Through September 30, Morton’s is offering a steak and seafood dinner for two at $99.99. Included are two single cut filets, a choice of seafood (broiled sea scallops, shrimp Alexander or jumbo lump crab cake), and a choice of desserts, including Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake. Morton’s remains a stellar place for happy hour, with a great wine selection and filet mignon sandwiches. Mark you calendars for October 5 – Morton’s will host a book signing for its newly released Morton’s The Cookbook. The reception benefits Feeding America. Meet the authors and sample recipes from the cookbook all paired with wine and cocktails. Dinner nightly. Morton's The Steakhouse, Shops at Canal St., 365 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-566-0221.

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