Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > New Orleans >
Dec 3, 2013 11:12 AM

NYT: New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises, Reflecting a Richer City

What I found particularly interesting:

"Thanks to the rebuilding boom after the storm, New Orleans largely escaped the recession, losing far fewer jobs than the country as a whole. But the city lost many of its poor families and attracted, in their stead, what are sometimes called YURPs: Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals. "

When I first traveled there, I was in awe of the variety of culinary options, depths of flavors, and overall impressive food. I had no idea so many servers in NOLA moved to the city because of the job prospects in the restaurant scene. Six BILLION dollars in tourism is pretty damn impressive.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I just read that too.

    1. But does anyone know what restaurants these are (that was noted in the Times):

      "An Israeli-owned steakhouse that just opened in the French Quarter sets prices according to how long the beef has been aged. A place in the gentrifying Bywater neighborhood tells customers the original longitude and latitude of the street food on the menu. At another, a straight-faced waitress described a special involving “roast broccoli in a purée of broccoli.”

      3 Replies
      1. re: kevin

        The longitude/latitude place has gotta be Booty's, no? We haven't been since when we visit we go all out on creole, but we were intrigued enough to consider it last time.

        1. re: kukubura

          Evidently the steakhouse is Doris Metropolitan and you can see a CH discussion of the unnamed restaurants in this article here:

          1. re: Servorg

            Buddy, what in heck fires name are you doing on this board ???? :)