Nathanial Zimet used to be known as "the guy who served delicious barbecue from a purple truck." But handing ribs through a window for the rest of his life didn't sound that appealing to Zimet, so he opened this restaurant in the space that housed Iris before its move to the French Quarter. Zimet's creations come in two sizes: small plates like boudin balls with aioli or a blackened shrimp and grit cake, and larger plates like a grilled Fudge Family Farms pork chop with fennel seed spaetzle. Reviewers call it "a gem" that serves "amazing food at affordable prices," which explains why the foyer always seems to be "filled with people who are waiting for a table."

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