Saturday, July 14, 2018

What did I eat in New Orleans

New Orleans is famous for it's signature Cajun dishes and I was excited to finally try it on my recent trip there this spring. Thanks to recommendations from several friends, I was able to curate a concise restaurant list.

1. Food I wished I had but didn't: Lobster mac and cheese
2. Food I had but wished I didn't: Krystal Burger, I was nostalgic for this Southern chain, but it turns out I grew out of fast food after all
3. What should have been on the list:
4. Biggest surprise: New Orleans Iced Coffee from French Truck!
5. Most delicious meal: Lamb at Israeli restaurant Shaya


New Orleans Classics
Shrimp Creole, Jambalaya, and Crawfish Etouffee from the Gumbo Shop 
Beignets and coffee from Cafe Du Monde



Octopus Ceviche from Basin on MAgazine Street

Shrimp Poboy from Killer Poboys

Chargrilled Oysters with Cheese

Crab cakes

Muffuletta sandwich from Cochon Butcher


French Cuisine
Pea soup from Coquette

Mixed veggie salad from Coquette

Squid ink pasta from Coquette



Israeli Food at Top-rated Restaurant Shaya


Babaganoush

Persian friend rice with Cherries

Slow cooked lamb with whipped feta, walnut and blueberry tabouleh



Drinks
White wine Sangria at Gumbo Shop

Mezcal negroni at Coquette

Some nasty hard liquor and punch drink with a gummy shark in it

New Orleans Iced Coffee at French Truck


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