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A New Orleans Eating Tour

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Photo: Marcus Nilsson

Nothing, but nothing, has the power to spoil New Orleans’s appetite. The people of this city love to eat, and they eat it all—from simply fried oysters and perfectly dressed po’ boys to cutting-edge dishes served Cajun style. Here, a meal-by-meal primer of the Big Easy.

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Destinations: New Orleans

Themes: Food + Drink

Inspired by: Best Restaurants in New Orleans — by Francine Maroukian, Published Feb. 2009

Hotels (1)

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    Columns Hotel

    It’s not edgy in the slightest, and it hasn’t been trendy since Huey Long was in office. Yet the Columns endures, and thank God for that. This 1883

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Restaurants (11)

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    La Petite Grocery

    This rustic bistro celebrates its storied Garden District location — a landmark dry goods shop — with 70-year’s-worth of worth of black and white p

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    Elizabeth's

    Don’t leave the neighborhood without swinging by this homey corner restaurant for fried chicken livers with pepper jelly or lacquered praline bacon

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    Coffea Café

    The Bywater restaurant doubles as a gallery space for local artists and has a genuine bohemian charm. Try their café au lait (equal parts chicory c

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    Mother's

    Admiral Thad Allen, head of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort, was the restaurant's first customer after its reopening. Regulars and tourist

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    Sucré, New Orleans

    Challenging you to celebrate your sweet tooth with touch of panache, this Garden District dessert boutique occupies a smart, clean-lined storefront

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    Parkway Bakery & Tavern

    Parkway Bakery and Tavern’s signature sandwich, the po’boy, is available in more than 20 varieties, including fried catfish, hot corned beef, and a

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    Cochon, New Orleans

    Serving up Cajun and Southern cuisine, Cochon on Tchoupitoulas Street is owned by James Beard award-winning chefs Donald Link and Stephen Strykewsk

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    Café du Monde

    The menu at Café du Monde in the French Market is simple, and almost everyone comes for the same combination: café au lait and beignets. New Orlean

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    Galatoire's

    Galatoire's justifiably styles itself as "the grand dame of old-line New Orleans restaurants and has been a signature French Quarter destination fo

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    Casamento's

    This 1919 landmark in the Garden District is acclaimed for its seafood gumbo, soft-shell crabs, signature "pan bread," and fresh-shucked Gulf oyste

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    August

    Opened in 2001 by James Beard Award-winner and New Orleans native John Besh, August has become a fine dining favorite in the Central Business Distr

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Activities (2)

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    Loa

    Named for benevolent deities from the Voodoo tradition, this boutique bar and lounge channels the many moods of New Orleans by specializing in desi

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    Cochon Butcher

    This new Warehouse District wine bar and meat market combo from the owners of Herbsaint and Cochon brings a loving Cajun inflection to the art of c

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