Modeled after the neighborhood places founder Robert Volberg researched in New Orleans just before Katrina hit, Angelines feels small-parish authentic. Chef Brandon Dubea, a native of Baton Rouge, offers surprisingly manicured versions of dishes too often blown up into caricature. The jambalaya is restrained, and Dubeas gumbo (thin, swampy-black from long-cooked roux, a weedy undercurrent of filé) is nice and homey. Order anything cornmeal-crusted the kitchens sauté skills are solid.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; closed Sun.
Tags: Southern/Soul Food
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
Extra Info: some organic produce