A bustling dining room is the setting for innovative adaptations of Cajun and Creole dishes at this more casual outpost of the Emeril Lagasse restaurant empire. A wood-burning oven produces items such as duck confit and fried egg pizza, hickory-roasted duck and garlic-crusted gulf fish. Of course, there are also takes on gumbo, shrimp and grits, crab cakes and fresh salads. Be sure to check for events and celebrations that offer additional special menus and tastings. The dining room has a stark, bistro-style look with brick walls, open beamed ceilings and minimalist décor, including an open kitchen with food bar for those who want to get close to the action. Eating here is an excellent way to have the Emeril Lagasse experience without the formality.