500BestSquareStewed Rabbit @ New Orleans Food & Spirits

Stewed rabbit is the long-running Thursday special at all three of these mostly-seafood restaurants. It’s a simple country Cajun dish, tender and delectable, even to someone who has never tried rabbit before. If you stewed chicken with brown gravy and rice, you’ll enjoy this. (Rabbit is light in every way, and not even a little gamy.) The version here is a half-rabbit cut into quarters, and smothered with the brown sauce, not too thick, not too spicy, but a little of each. The dish doesn’t seem to fit the rest of the menu, but go with it anyway.

New Orleans Food & Spirits. Covington: 208 Lee Lane. 985-875-0432.

||Harvey: 2330 Lapalco Blvd., 362-0800. ||Bucktown: 210 Metairie-Hammond Hwy., 828-2220.This is among the 500 best dishes in New Orleans area restaurants. Click here for a list of the other 499.

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