I travel often and am usually not working in what many would consider one of America’s Food Capitals like New Orleans. But recently I have been so fortunate. I would actually place New Orleans as one of the Worlds Food Capitals. There are so many different food options in New Orleans. I will also say that the choice isn’t relegated to Creole/Cajun/New Orleans cuisine. There are so many more options and more coming. Of course the classics still hold up strongly and that’s a great thing. With the constant influx of tourist it can be really easy for a restaurant to half-heartedly put out their greatest hits and still stay in business. These Chefs take pride in what they do. The continue to improve and add. I have also seen a definite change in the amount of food portion size that I remembered in the past. Gone is the overflowing plate of fat. Mind you, a lot of the food is heavy but just as French food in Paris, you don’t have to eat like a Cochon. The following is my list of great eats along with some photos of some of the amazing plates and dishes. Mind you I haven’t photographed everything but I do believe you will get the picture.
La Boca – Argentinian Steakhouse (Warehouse)
Mosca’s – West Bank
Old school italian-ex mob restaurant. An experience.
Doris Metropolitan (French Qtr) – If the photo’s are confusing – It’s one of the best steakhouses I have ever been to.
Eat New Orleans (Dumaine St. French Qtr)
Casamento’s (Best oysters-Magazine street)
Matt n’Addies (Midtown)
Jacques Imo’s (Midtown)
Crabby Jacks (Jefferson Hwy)
Nola (French Qtr)
Tommys Bistro (Warehouse)
The Company Burger (Midtown)
Lilly’s – Magazine Street (Vietnamese, Pho)
Juans Flying Burrito (Magazine)
The Tasting Room (Magazine)
Le Petite Grocery (Magazine)
Steins Jewish Deli (Magazine)
Domenca’s Italian (CBD)
Domenca’s Pizza (Magazine)
Cowbells – oak st/river road. Chicken and waffles gourmet style.
on Wednesday night only.
Dookie Chase – Soul Food (Uptown)
Willie Mae’s Scotch House (Best fried chicken)
Eleven 79 – Old school restaurant (Edge of Warehouse/Garden Dist.)
Central Grocery – French Qtr (Original Muffuletta)
Restaurant Revolution (French Qtr)
Amelie (French Qtr)
Apolline 4729 magazine
Surrey’s Cafe/Juice Bar (Magazine)
Toast – diner on Octavia street (great breakfast)
Cafe Du Monde – coffee and beignets