Leave it to Elouise A. Jones to bring out the trendy best in old, homey favorites. Her River Oaks restaurant, Ouisie's Table, has a cream of mushroom soup, for example, with thin, milky broth that is loaded with tons of mushrooms that fairly pop with freshness. Fried oysters are so tender and juicy that they seem lighter than air. Then, there’s the chicken fried steak, a flawless rendition of the classic with an undulating crust and thick, creamy black pepper gravy served in a gravy boat on the side for smothering every last bite. The stunning patio is the perfect spot here for brunch. Southern Comfort Bloody Mary and decadent seafood-stuffed crepes, anyone? Enjoy it all when the weather permits.