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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Chef Tory McPhail was recently named James Beard's Best Chef South and his forward-looking take on Creole classics keeps this New Orleans institution, which has launched the careers of the likes of Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse, current....
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923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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The fragrant, pleasingly cluttered Central Grocery is a holdover from an era when Italian-run groceries occupied storefronts throughout the city. This timeworn shop across from the French Market still boasts an old-world charm, filled with tall...
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300 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Decorated in a classic English style, with dark wood furnishings and equestrian art, the second-floor Polo Club Lounge at Windsor Court feels just the right amount of exclusive. Local performers play live jazz five nights a week, and the sultry...
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5039 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
Cure, Neal Bodenheimer's avant-garde cocktail lounge where tipples like the Sparkle Pony, a low-proof combination cardamom, Chai tea shrub, and sparkling wine, are as tasty as they are experimental, put Freret Street on the map when it opened in...
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115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Ralph Brennan's Red Fish Grill pairs eclectic, of-the-sea décor with some of the best seafood in town. Don't miss the BBQ oysters with Crystal Hot Sauce and blue cheese dressing. Next door, Bourbon House is known for its towering plateaux de...
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123 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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The happy upshot of New Orleans' increasingly diverse restaurant scene is that it's now possible to get a great slice of pizza, whether you prefer New York-style or Neapolitan. For the former, plus pastas, wines, and microbrews, head to the...
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2401 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
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“Well, we’ll see about that!” loudly harrumphs an endless of stream of out-of-town customers, eager to challenge the claim that Willie Mae’s makes “the world’s best fried chicken.” They’re usually...
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1565 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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New Orleans is known for gumbo and étouffée, but also for pho, goi cuon, and bahn mi. The majority of Vietnamese restaurants are on the West Bank and locals (including Emeril Lagasse) made the trek across the river to Gretna for steaming bowls of...
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3200 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
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The Bywater is the hippest 'hood in New Orleans—and it's increasingly a destination for eating and drinking as well. Maurepas Foods is the area's best known spot and Michael Doyle's smart, reasonably priced food is proof that the South can do...
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900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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After last call, hang with drag queens and Bourbon Street revelers at Clover Grill. The gay greasy spoon is known for its half-pound cheeseburger and waffle, biscuit, and gravy combo. If you prefer your burgers bite-size, try Krystal Burger (the...