I miss Uggie's so much :-( and can't find anything that I like as much. My new "have to have" meal is Pascal's bbq shrimp. I'll be having it next Monday or Tuesday for lunch. They are awesome. I'm glad I purchased the Ugelsich's cookbook the last time I was there. I guess I'm going to have to try some of those recipes.
Try any of the neighborhood restaurants--Mandina's, Liuzza' on Bienville, Liuzza's by the track, R&O out in Bucktown. Mandina's is redone after K and is not as intimate as it was before but Liizza's is redone with very little change. I like the food better at Mandina's but can't complain about Liuzza's.