Another downtown local favorite, Pearl Street Pasta, named for it's location, serves up a wonderful variety of pasta dishes, as well as a beautiful, delicious filet of beef with a rich wine sauce and sauteed mushrooms. Sure, you'll get your standard Italian dishes like spaghetti and meat sauce, lasagna, and fettuccine Alfredo, but Pearl Street takes their pasta dishes to a little higher level, especially when they add a Cajun kick to them. Be sure to try the Cajun shrimp or crawfish and shrimp pasta dishes. Pearl Street also has some very talented mixologists on staff, so if you want to amble up to the bar for a smooth martini before dining, ask the bartender to whip up one of their house specials. Don't be in a rush to get through your dining experience, not because the service is slow, but just because you'll want to hang out there a while.