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Local food recommendations

Jwarn Jan 18, 2012 05:53 PM

I'll be going to New Orleans in early Feb. looking for recommendations for lunch and dinners with good local food. I will have a car so outside of New Orleans would be fine, what should I try as a first time visitor?

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  1. Bill Hunt RE: Jwarn Jan 18, 2012 07:36 PM

    What do you consider as "local?"

    The reason that I ask is that NOLA cuisine is a real amalgam of many cultures, from French, to Spanish, to Caribbean to Cajun, with some Italian, plus a few others. "Local" to me, might well differ with "local" to many others.

    Also, do you have a budget range?

    Good luck, and enjoy,


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      Jwarn RE: Bill Hunt Jan 19, 2012 04:15 AM

      Looking for crayfish, hush puppies, étouffée anything you would recommend trying.

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        JazzyB RE: Jwarn Jan 19, 2012 05:21 AM

        Read the sticky.

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          texasredtop RE: Jwarn Jan 19, 2012 06:10 AM

          I love the etouffee at Gallatoire's. Bon Ton is the place known for etouffee but I thought their's was not good at all. Bon Ton did have some excellent fried crawfish tails. Atchafalaya Cafe has some great dishes - boudin stuffed quail, crawfish rice (it's a special on some nights) and I enjoyed it on my first visit in December.

      2. pizzajunkie RE: Jwarn Jan 20, 2012 10:52 AM

        agreed - read the sticky. If you are staying in the FQ, here is a list of restaurants in that neighborhood. There are hundreds of restaurants so parameters are needed to answer your question.

        http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/index.p... Quarter

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