Houmas House Plantation’s Latil’s Landing
Latil’s Landing, Information: 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, (225) 473-9380, HoumasHouse.com/restaurant.htm
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, one of Houmas House Plantation’s on-site restaurants, Latil’s Landing, is situated in a 230-year old house with original beamed ceilings, cypress mantels, wood-burning fireplaces and wood floors. Chef Jeremy Langlois says highlights of the fall menu will include bisque of curried pumpkin, crawfish and corn; rabbit and Andouille gumbo; lobster and Creole tomato risotto; veal chop; and rack of lamb.

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Relaxed Sophistication at Chophouse New Orleans
Chophouse New Orleans, 322 Magazine St., 522-7902, centraarchy.com/CH_NOLA.
In July, Tulane alumni Barbara and Jerry Greenbaum opened Chophouse in the space formerly occupied by Cuvée on Magazine Street. The simple preparations of food display flavors of fresh, high-quality ingredients, and the restaurant prides itself on serving USDA grade prime for every cut of beef, including filets. The atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated and features nightly entertainment.

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Exploring the Options at Point Grand Clear Hotels
Point Grand Clear hotels, One Grand Boulevard, P.O. Box 639, Point Clear, Ala., (251) 928-9201
A popular and convenient vacation destination near Fairhope, Ala., the Point Clear Hotels, owned by Marriott, offer luxurious guest rooms, gardens, views of the Gulf and several restaurants, bars and eateries. The American dining room offers breakfast buffets, lunch and Sunday brunches; the Grand Dining room offers a more upscale dining environment and the Saltwater Grill offers fresh local seafood in a friendly atmosphere. Bucky’s Birdcage lounge offers highlights such as handcrafted cocktails and entertainment each night. The hotel also has a coffee shop, a seasonal bar and a restaurant at its golf club.