Local food recommendations
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?
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,
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.