New Orleans: Where to eat, stay, and get some culture in this hot food destination

posted on January 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm
The fried oyster po’boy. PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNIFER ZYMAN.

The fried oyster po’boy.

Those who have visited New Orleans know of its magic. The city vibrates with excitement and creativity, and the current booming food scene is reason enough to book a trip. The city has many more restaurants than it did prior to Hurricane Katrina’s devastation 11 years ago, and a wide variety of cuisines—even a James Beard-award winning Israeli spot—have joined the ranks in a city best known for its Cajun and Creole flavors. It’s entirely possible to plan a trip where the goal is to do nothing but eat, and with so many choices, you’ll need to plan your meals wisely. Whether you are visiting during Mardi Gras next month or on a random weekend (NOLA is a quick flight from Atlanta or a 7-hour drive), there’s just something about New Orleans—the music, the food, the resilient soul—that feels like a constant celebration.

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