22 N. Palafox Street
AWARD: Golden Spoon
Alex McPhail turns every trick possible in his exquisite Gulf cooking. He can fricassee crawdads matched with bone marrow and rhubarb, plump raisins in bourbon, glaze apples in root beer or mold gumbo rice croquettes. Venison osso buco or black-eyed pea cassoulet? Can't go wrong.