The "dog" is a long strip of tempura-battered cod, lightly fried and served on a sweet and buttery hot dog bun. Top it with slaw, sweet relish, and tartar sauce for just the right combination of crunchy, tangy, and creamy. And don't forget a side of crawfish fries!
Last week the Vendy Awards took place in New Orleans for the first time, featuring nine finalists that ranged from tacos to po' boys. Check out scenes from the event!
A few years ago, Freret Street in New Orleans was a run-down stretch lined with vacant storefronts. Then came a craft cocktail bar (Cure) and a neighborhood market, sparking a renaissance that has made Freret the place to be for eaters and drinkers. One of the newest arrivals to this up-and-coming scene is the month-old Wayfare, which offers soups, salads, and sandwiches in an elegant atmosphere.
The traditional king cake is a beloved favorite, but for those who want to break out of the mold, Cake Café offers a modern spin: a goat cheese and apple cake that has become a signature for the bakery and a tradition in its own right.
The chance to visit Chile—a long, narrow, and exquisitely beautiful country full of mountains, valleys, beaches, and amazingly warm people—was not one that I could pass up. And since I was visiting my sister, a temporary Chilean resident and a permanent Serious Eater, a lot of my trip was spent eating.
The sign outside Crabby Jack's proclaims it a "Po Boy Museum." But if you're picturing sandwiches in glass cases, meant to be admired but not eaten, you would be sorely mistaken. Instead, Crabby Jack's is a living, breathing tribute to the glories of the po boy, including this one with fried green tomatoes.
There's no doubt that the combination of caramel and pecans is a winning one. At Maple Street Patisserie, this southern combo meets a New York specialty in the Praline Cheesecake. The product is a decadently creamy, crustless mini-cheesecake topped with a golden swirl of caramel and a couple of crunchy, salty pecans.
The new location of this Marigny favorite is colorful and sunny, with the same fresh, creative, vegetarian-friendly menu as the original location. If you're a brie fan, you will love the Roasted Pear and Brie Melt.
It may be cooling down in the rest of the country, but in New Orleans, summer heat is still in full swing. Luckily, the city offers plenty of options for those who want to "air condition their stomach" with a sno-ball, popsicle, or scoop of ice cream. Here are a few of our favorite ways to satisfy our sweet tooth and cool off at the same time.
The Wolf Me Down ($7.95) uses an unusual combination of hummus and mozzarella to jazz up a roast lamb sandwich.
To get to Dong Phuong Restaurant and Bakery, drive east from downtown New Orleans until you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Then keep going. Eventually you'll reach the part of New Orleans East that is home base for the area's substantial Vietnamese community, and here you can find some of the best banh mi this side of the Pacific Ocean.
Brunch is a necessity in a city known for late night revelry and booze masked in ungodly amounts of sugar (Hurricanes, I'm looking at you).
Reginelli's, a pizzeria that now has nine locations all over the greater New Orleans area, is a bright, casual joint that's popular with small children as with college students. But when you don't want to share a big thick-crust pizza, the often overlooked sandwiches can be just as satisfying. This is certainly the case with the Dream State, which is where roasted vegetables want to go when they die.
When you walk into the bright, pleasantly cluttered storefront of St. James Cheese Company, your first sight is of the overflowing cheese counter running nearly the length of the store. On a sunny weekend afternoon, though, the store and its adjacent patio are more likely to be crammed with people waiting for one of the store's thoughtfully composed sandwiches or salads.
Now in its 20th year, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience has grown into a week-long event featuring seminars, wine dinners at some of the area's best restaurants, cake competitions, seafood cookoffs, and an outdoor wine-and-dine stroll down the French Quarter's Royal Street. The highlights of the festival, though, are the Grand Tastings. See photos of the best bites and sips.
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