Mary Mae's

Southern US in New Farm

Squint and the Brisbane River becomes the Mississippi at this airy waterfront eatery. Pine for NOLA over lighter versions of buttermilk fried chicken, poutine and oyster po’ boy sliders, or start the day French-style with smoked-salmon tartine. Larger sharing plates include a seafood platter, while Saturday's four-course brunch ($45; bookings required) has the optional add-on of bottomless bubbles or Bloody Marys.