1. Alma NOLA
During its minimal years of existence, Melissa Araujo’s Honduran-leaning café has become a kind of Bywater institution. For brunch and lunch, at least. Now, with the extension of Alma’s hours into the evening and the addition of dishes like pork belly salad and pescado ceibeno (a whole fried snapper with tostones), the neighborhood anchor has even more going for it.