Louisiana, Not New Orleans
I live in Baton Rouge, LA and eat around in many Louisiana areas that are not new orleans. The board for the south says it is for "VA, NC, SC, GA, MS, AL, and TN" which obviously does not include Louisiana. However, the New Orleans board says it is just for NO. Where should i post chow talk about Louisiana other than New Orleans? I have been using the South board but noticed that LA is not included. Thanks
This comes up fairly frequently...lots of denizens of the New Orleans board would love to see it opened up to "New Orleans and Louisiana" but that doesn't seem to be in the cards. See Frolic's earlier thread on this topic here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...
Not really sure why this idea keeps being shot down, especially in a post-Katrina world where so many New Orleanians have been displaced to other areas of the state and tourism in NOLA proper is at an all time low. Louisiana is a culturally distinct place, and Baton Rouge has more in common with New Orleans than say Montgomery or Atlanta or Charleston.
And if the moderators are worried about the "rest of Louisiana" drowing out talk of New Orleans, it's well worth it to remember that LA only has slightly more than 3 million residents...NOLA's easily the smallest metropolitan area to receive its own CH board. Post-K, the board has been v-e-e-e--r-y slow; it could use the additional traffic of "and Louisiana" posters.
i feel like such a food nomad now. The Chowhound staff says to use the South board and yet LA is not listed. If you eat in a place not covered on Chowhound, does it have a taste?
As another Baton Rougean, I like this idea. Just seems a better fit than the general South board. Please keep it in mind Alpha Chowhounds.