A longtime neighborhood favorite, Pelican’s entertains with live music (jazz, a mariachi band, or country-folk, depending on the owner’s mood) and excellent food. For dinner, we like the peel-and-eat shrimp followed by the trout piccata; the sautéed filet is topped with a lemon-caper-butter sauce and goes well with the herby rice pilaf. Meat-and-potatoes guests should try the prime rib: thick-cut, juicy, and served with extra jus. Add a giant baked-for-hours potato with all the fixings.
City: El Paso