Grand Central Market - Horse Thief BBQ and Belcampo. Must hit at least one of these up when there, sometimes both. Brisket and Burgers are phenomenal.
Sotto - Excellent apps, pizze, paste, and wines!
Factory Kitchen - Love the apps, paste, and wines!
Kickin' Crab - Combo #1 - 1lb shrimp, 1lb clams, 1lb crawfish, extra sausage, Kickin'-style, Spicy. I can eat this weekly.
Long Beach Thai Restaurant - Spicy roasted duck curry noodle is THE BOMB!
Koshiji Yakitori - Love the service, food, and feel of this place. Marginally close to home, so it's an easy pick.