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New Orleans is a city with a long list of reasons to visit it and, chief among them, is the food! New Orleans restaurant and market culture is lively, healthy, and broad, with options and offerings that would keep a gourmand busy for years trying to sample it all. Along comes We Live to Eat Restaurant Week to help you try!
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September 12th, 2011 by bbnola
The 5th Annual New Orleans Seafood Festival was held this past weekend at Lafayette Square. Many New Orleans restaurants participated in this event, including Saltwater Grill, Mr. B’s Bistro, and Remoulade. Everyone was invited to kick back and enjoy free live music while noshing their way from one food booth to the next. Folks are already anticipating next year’s festival.
It’s important to remember that outstanding seafood is available twelve months a year in New Orleans, not only during the New Orleans Seafood Festival. Once here, visitors may dine in some of the best restaurants in the country. If your mouth has started to water as you read this, book a room in one of our member New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts, and get ready to eat.
A few favorite New Orleans restaurants:
- Cafe Minh. The best of Vietnamese and Creole cuisines. Try the bouillabaisse with Vietnamese vermicelli.
- Galatoire’s. You can’t call ahead for a reservation, but it’s worth standing in line to taste Crabmeat Sardou.
- Vizard’s. Eat here while you can, for executive chef Kevin Vizard has a tendency to open and close restaurants the way most of us open and close doors. Try the Oysters Mancuso – fried oysters, toast, claw crabmeat, green onion, and oyster deem. Mmmm.
- Commander’s Palace. A Garden District treasure, this restaurant has been a New Orleans favorite since 1880. These days, 90% of the ingredients come from within 100 miles of the restaurants. Try the Soft Shell Crab Bisque or Turtle Soup (technically not a seafood, but turtles do swim).
- Mr. B’s Bistro. Try the dark, flavorful gumbo and the famous barbecued shrimp. The menu changes with the seasons.
This is far from an exhaustive list, and guests should not hesitate to ask innkeepers of their New Orleans Bed and Breakfast for dining suggestions. Bon appetit!
June 8th, 2011 by bbnola
The people of New Orleans take their oysters seriously. If you dream of Oysters on the Half Shell, Oyster Rockefeller, Oyster Pie, Fried Oysters and Oyster Po-boys, then there is no better place for you than New Orleans. Satisfy your desires; stay at a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast and feast on oysters for a weekend or a week.
June 4 and 5, 2011, was the New Orleans Oyster Festival. Folks watched a Largest Oyster Contest, rolled up their sleeves for an Oyster Shucking Contest, and sat down to an Oyster Eating Contest. They nibbled their way from one food booth to the next, and burned calories dancing to a variety of local bands. It was great fun for all who participated, and folks are already looking forward to the 2012 New Orleans Oyster Festival.
The Oyster Festival may be over, but oysters are still abundant in New Orleans. Read on to learn where guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts eat oysters:
- Acme Oyster House: the oldest Oyster Bar in the French Quarter, it’s noisy, crowded, and good. Stand at the bar and shoot a dozen freshly shucked oysters, and wash them down with beer.
- Felix’s: bring your belly to this fantastic oyster bar in the French Quarter. Enjoy a free draft beer with every dozen oysters on the half shell Wednesday evenings.
- Galatoires: the grand dame of New Orleans serves tasty Oysters en Brochette and Oysters Rockefeeler.
- Drago’s: this family restaurant has been serving the finest, freshest oysters since 1969. The Charbroiled oysters must be tried.
- Johnny’s Po-Boys: Generous portions, fair prices, and delicious food. Bring cash and expect a line.
It’s always a good idea to ask the innkeepers of your Bed and Breakfast New Orleans where they find their oysters. If you like your New Orleans lodging, you’ll probably like the oyster recommendations, as well.