Word of Mouth: Jacquline Slaughter's Best of New Orleans
A trained chef's - and New Orleans native - scoop on where to eat and drink in New Orleans.
Brunch: Commander's Palace (easily!)
Fancy: Restaurant August
Best Value: Casamento’s
Bar Scene/Drink: The Bulldog (for beer); The Old Absinthe House (for the atmosphere); Tujagues (for an all-around spectacular bar experience)
Business Lunch: Herbsaint
Burger: Port of Call
Pizza: I’m sure it exists, but I never found particularly good pizza there.
Sandwich: A Central Grocery Muffuletta and a shrimp poboy from Domilise’s
Food Truck: This is not a city with many food carts.
Regional: Commander's Palace (easily!)
Hidden Gem: The Old Coffee Pot