By Andrea Blumenstein, Will Coviello, Frank Etheridge, Helen Freund , Della Hasselle, Holly Hobbs, Zach Hollwedel, Katherine M. Johnson, Nathan Mattise, Katie Walenter and Kate Watson
There's always something new to try in New Orleans' dining scene. Recent Top Chefcontestant Isaac Toups opens his second restaurant, Toups South, in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum this week. Newly opened spots include Emeril Lagasse's fourth local restaurant, Meril, in the Warehouse District. Not far away, the gourmet deli Part & Parcel was opened by chef Phillip Lopez, known for the refined dining at Root and Square Root. Altamura offers upscale Italian fare in the Garden District. Fans of Frenchmen Street's Three Muses can visit a recently opened second location near Carrollton and the university neighborhoods.