Crabmeat Buster @ Bosco’s
When Bosco’s graduated from a tiny cafe into a substantial restaurant, it broadened its menu with a run of new dishes. This was the best of them: an artichoke bottom topped with a ball of crabmeat, garlic, green onions, a restrained amount of bread crumbs, and a light sherry cream sauce. I’ll bet Tony Bosco got the inspiration for this during his time in the kitchen at Sal & Judy’s, but it’s a real original. Also more filling than the appetizer it purports to be. Split it.
Bosco’s. Mandeville: 2040 La Hwy 59. 985-624-5066.
Bosco’s. Covington: 141 TerraBella Blvd. 985-612-7250. This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.