Drum Fish, Crawfish and Oysters. Oh My.
Anthony Bourdain’s not the only one who gets to have a layover in a cool city. I had one recently in New Orleans. After doing extensive research on where to eat (see “New Orleans New For This LA Foodie“), I hit the NOLA scene. If you only have a day or two in the Crescent City, here are my top 3 restaurant picks.
Number 3: Meauxbar
I went to Meauxbar because of a referral by a New Orleans foodie friend of my Beverly Hills manicurist who described it as “the least touristy restaurant in the French Quarter and attracts Hollywood actors staying in the city”. This circuitous path was meant to be as I discovered that Black Drum Fish is DeathbedFood.
Number 2: Galatoire’s
Go to Galatoire’s on the infamous Bourbon Street for lunch. The Spinach Rockefeller is to die. The combo seafood platter spoke to me on the menu but its mountain of deep-fried seafood sent me over the edge.
Number 1: Deanie’s
Deanie’s in the French Quarter had the best welcome. Instead of bread, they serve warm, butter-soaked potatoes. And their oysters were the best I had on this trip which is saying something.