New executive chef Thomas Robey, formerly sous chef at Commander's Palace in New Orleans, has brought new life to the menu at Veranda on Highland, which previously was a re-run of the now-closed Bombay Cafe. We tried it last night, and there's a lot of potential here, but it was still a little rough around the edges. The atmosphere is delightful, the old house perfect for a New Orleans-inspired menu. An appetizer of jumbo lump crabmeat with watermelon, cucumber and tomato was summer on a plate. The lamb and shrimp and grits entrees were delicious, and the prices were very reasonable. There were a few missteps and disappointments, though. We'll tell you more in a full-fledged review to come.