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New Orleans

Bayona. At this longtime local favorite in the French Quarter, Susan Spicer (an F&W Best New Chef 1989) serves globally oriented dishes, including her famous grilled shrimp with black bean cake. Open almost year-round, the fruit tree-lined courtyard has a charming water fountain.

Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits. This hole-in-the-wall wine store/tasting room/restaurant lives up to its name. Every night, a live band performs in its lush courtyard, and winemakers host free tastings on Saturdays.

Bayona. Photo courtesy of Bayona.
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