The Essential New Orleans Restaurants

September 14, 2015 By Chris Stang, Infatuation New Orleans is one of our favorite places on earth. The spirit of this city represents everything that makes life worth living: good food, good people, good music, and an appreciation of the fact that life is short, so we all might as well enjoy ourselves while we’re here. And yes, sometimes that means taking a full beer along for the taxi ride to dinner. If you’ve made a trip to the Big Easy before, you know that sorting through all of the excellent New Orleans restaurants while also avoiding tourist traps takes some skill. That’s why we’re happy to present this list of places we find to be essential to a successful visit, ranging from classic and legendary to exciting and new. At the end of the day, there’s really no wrong way to eat in this town, other than to confine yourself solely to the French Quarter. Get out into the city amongst the local residents. They’re very nice, and they’ll certainly feed you well. John Besh is a celebrity chef, but he’s a celebrity chef from Louisiana, and his restaurant August is one of the best examples of Southern French fine dining you can find anywhere. We love coming for Friday lunch, when the three course prix fixe only costs $20.15. - read full article