If I learned anything visiting New Orleans, it’s that the residents of New Orleans love to eat. More than just enjoy a good nosh, food and the cultural aspect of eating is arguably the most important part of New Orleans life. So that’s why as a visitor, you had better make sure you take advantage of the amazing food options available. Luckily they’ve made it easy for you; quite literally you could spend a lifetime eating around the city and still not experience all of it. I do have a few favorites though, both traditional and modern. For the traditional side of New Orleans, a stop at the iconic Brennan’s Restaurant is an absolute must where a number of famous dishes have been invented, including the tasty Bananas Foster. Down in the French Quarter, be sure to enjoy a traditional meal at Antoine’s. Opened back in 1840, this has always been the place to see and be seen and more political deals have been fashioned here than we’ll probably ever know. The food is also amazing though and be sure to try a few of their Louisiana classics. Moving into more modern times, Cochon located in the Warehouse District has been the talk of the town lately. Serving pork influenced, modern Cajun fare nothing here is diet-friendly, but it is definitely a dining experience you’ll remember for a long time. No matter where you eat though, you’re almost always guaranteed not only great food, but a fun experience as well.
Read about the holiday-themed meals I enjoyed during my New Orleans visit: http://landlopers.com/2014/12/14/new-orleans-reveillon