This tone-perfect ode to New Orleans comes from the fertile mind of Erick Williams, who has become the preeminent South Side restaurateur of our generation. Decidedly more downscale than Virtue, his flagship restaurant just around the corner, Daisy’s starts with the counter-service format of fast-casual dining and then overdelivers in every way possible. Think frozen Hurricane cocktails, platters of fried chicken, and a catfish po’ boy with rémoulade sauce that counts as one of the best sandwiches in the city. Also on hand are gloriously messy Voodoo Wings and a seafood gumbo that keeps getting better. On any given day, the colorful dining room will be lively with local luminaries like Theaster Gates and neighbors of every stripe enjoying the way the bon temps roll. 5215 S. Harper Ave.