“You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you.” -Chris Rose
As you might already know, New Orleans is my favorite place to travel. Every time I drive into the city I feel like I am entering another country. I enjoy the history, the culture, and most especially…the food. The food in New Orleans is definitely something you can’t find any where else.
One of my favorite places to go in New Orleans is Willie Mae’s Scotch House. The definition of Soul Food, Willie Mae’s has some of the best fried chicken you will ever eat. Settled in an old building in the 6th Ward, this one can be a little difficult to find if you have never been there, but this is a place you won’t want to miss. This is definitely a come hungry/leave happy kind of place but get there early or you will end up in a line around the block!
Another favorite of mine, is Mahoney’s Po-boys. My hubby just can’t get enough of their Peacemaker Po-boy, with it’s fried oysters, cheddar cheese, and bacon. For me, it’s the Fried Green BLT all the way. Located on Magazine Street, Mahoney’s is great for lunch and a walk around the Garden District.
Parkway Bakery and Tavern, on Hagan Avenue in the Bayou St. John neighborhood, would have to be my second favorite place to grab a po-boy. Having been open since 1911, these folks know what they are doing! Their Italian Meatball with Marinara is just YUM!
If you want a FABULOUS burger, run over to Port of Call on Esplanade for a burger and a baked potato! you know this place has got to be good when all they serve is steaks and burgers with a baked potato or salad! If you only serve two types of items, you get REALLY good at them!!
Don’t forget to follow up with some White Chocolate Praline Bread Pudding from the French Market Restaurant on Decatur Street. Don’t worry about not being able to find this place, the smell of crawfish boiling in the large pot on the screened in porch will lead you right to it!
There are so many terrific places in New Orleans to grab a bite to eat and get a wonderful taste of the city, it’s difficult to name them all. Whether it be Oceana in the French Quarter, the Trolley Stop in the Garden District, or St. James Cheese Company in Uptown, be sure to stop and enjoy some of NOLA’s finest!
I will definitely be sure to name more as the blog goes! There are just too many wonderful places to name in this one small post!