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There’s a Reason New Orleans Is Considered a Foodie Destination

crawfish etouffe

They say in New Orleans, there’s no such thing as a bad meal. Earlier this month, I spent a few days in the Crescent City, and based on my experience, I’d have to agree with that sentiment.

Going into the trip, my only criteria was that I had to, at least at some point, try the special dishes that put NOLA on the food map: gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish, etouffe, beignets, chicory coffee, muffaletta, charbroiled oysters, fried oyster po’boy, and, if I was lucky, alligator. I’m happy to say that my mission was accomplished on all fronts. Here are some of the highlights. Continue reading