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Regional cuisine often inspires passionate arguments about authenticity, but you’ll rarely find anyone more deeply protective of their food than those who love Cajun and Creole cooking. They will say, often with a fervor reserved for tent revivals, that you simply cannot get authentic Louisiana cooking outside of Louisiana. These folks have probably never been to Lola’s. Run by a New Orleans native, this charming bistro would be right at home in the Garden District or French Quarter, with Big Easy favorites like jambalaya, po’ boys, gumbo, red beans and rice, gulf shrimp, and blackened catfish, among others. Forget how genuine the food is for a moment (the po’ boys are served on the revered Liedenheimer bread, flown in from NOLA) and just relish how flavorful and masterfully prepared the dishes are. The roast beef debris po’ boy is a work of sweet-and-sour genius, while the traditional bread pudding will have you asking for seconds. Laissez les bons temps rouler, indeed! Note that a recent appearance on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives has turned an already-popular place into a destination that sometimes involves long waits for a table. Note: A second, bigger location is now open in the Summerlin area near the JW Marriott at 1220 N. Town Center Drive.