Although a common comfort food, red beans and rice can take hours of prep time -- soaking, simmering, spicing. Popeye's is a blessing for those who long for this Cajun standard now. Thirty years of refining their recipe has made their version flavorful -- a blend of beans, seasonings, meats, shallots and the de rigueur "secret ingredients."
1. Popeye's 2. Bobby's Restaurant 3. Broadway Oyster Bar 4. Norton's 5. Blueberry Hill