There's almost always a line of people outside Acme Oyster House waiting to have some of the restaurant's famous fresh harvested oysters. In the evenings that line may stretch up Iberville back to Bourbon and further, and the wait can exceed an hour. Sometimes more. There are all sorts of things on the menu, but most people are coming from the oysters.
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When Tupelo opened in 2009 to serve "comfort food with a Southern drawl," I was torn. On the one hand, I like to be comforted and I'm OK with most drawls. On the other hand, I'm convinced Van Morrison recorded "Tupelo Honey" just to distract us from how annoying "Brown-Eyed Girl" is.I might have stood in the middle of Inman Square staring at my hands forever if a kindly stranger hadn't said something about Tupelo's excellent oyster po'boys. I've never been to New Orleans and am no po'boy aficionado, but I'm game to try any noun preceded by "excellent oyster."