A new(ish) star on the emerging Oakhurst dining scene, this bistro in a renovated cottage delivers distinctive Louisiana flavors. A starter we turn into dinner by adding a side of deeply nuanced red beans and rice, the bowl of bisque-like creamy crawfish étouffée crowned with corn-and-jalapeño fritters is the definition of down-home goodness. A combination appetizer plate of fried green tomatoes and crispy-jacketed okra spears gets a kicky little boost from creamy roasted red bell pepper dressing for dipping. Blackened Gulf snapper, topped with meaty crawfish and surrounded by buttery green peas with pancetta, speaks of simplicity with a hint of spice. A fried platter combining oysters, shrimp, and grouper with fat planks of fried potatoes may overwhelm with quantity but somehow not heaviness. An interesting wine and beer list mixes Texan and domestic choices.
City: Fort Worth