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Good Eats in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for many things – and good eats is certainly near the top of the list! In light of the amazing Grand Prize we’re giving away as part of the First2Board launch (in case you hadn’t heard, we’re giving away an amazing trip for two to New Orleans - LufthansaFlyer has all the details of how to enter), I thought I would share a couple of my favorite places to get some seriously good food:

Emeril’s Delmonico

If you’re looking for a great place to get dinner, Emeril’s Delmonico should be near the top of your list. They serve really, really good Cajun-style New-American food (translation: spicy and boldly-flavored, but still elegant).

Delmonico Charcuterie Plate (Image courtesy Emeril's Delmonico)

Delmonico Charcuterie Plate (Image courtesy Emeril’s Delmonico)

It’s hard to go wrong with anything on the menu – but my personal favorite are the 20oz Bone-in Ribeye (which is dry-aged and broiled at 1200 degrees) and the Bananas Foster (which is prepared table-side in the traditional manner). Yes, they do have beignets on the desert menu – but if it’s beignets you’re looking for, I’ve got a better place for you…

Café Du Monde


If beignets are what you’re after, then you can’t do much better than Café Du Monde. Yes – it is the coffee shop everyone know, and it’s a bit touristy… but it’s also really, really good. They’re open 24/7, but expect to wait in a line no matter what time of day you’re arriving – a long line if you get there at the wrong time. Well worth the wait for a plate of those tasty fried goodies though!

Cafe Du Monde (Image courtesy Wikipedia)

Cafe Du Monde (Image courtesy Wikipedia)


Another place I’ve heard really, really good things about is Commander’s Palace. I’ve never been there myself, so can’t speak to personal experience – but 25 cent lunch-time martinis are hard to resist!


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