New Orleans Travel Guide

In New Orleans, the town of excess, Tony indulges in fresh seafood, drinks Sazerac with Davis Rogan, hits The Kingpin and finishes off his bar crawl with tacos from one of the nation’s top 20 food trucks.

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Arnaud's Restaurant

It's hard to be both masculine and romantic, but this old bar pulls it off like Otis Redding. Dark wood, low little tables and a head bartender who takes the bar's namesake drink and turns it into a love potion.

813 Bienville Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112


Consistency is a hallmark of their straightforward Creole menu, and the shrimp and grits are a standout. The brunch with live music draws the most customers, but this place has solid food all day, all the time.

901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Big Fisherman Seafood

Big Fisherman is a great market, where you can buy boiled seafood and eat out front or on the levee or in a park. Take advantage of the lax drinking laws in NOLA and crack open a can of beer.

3301 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115


There is a Spanish theme at chef John Besh’s latest eatery, but it is so deliciously caught up in local tradition that dining here feels much closer to Bucktown than Barcelona.

601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113


Boucherie offers smartened-up versions of down-home cooking. They might be out of Krispy Kreme bread pudding by the time dessert rolls around, but you’ll be too full to eat it anyway.

8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118

Clover Grill

Locals know you need to head east in the Quarter to get away from the tourists, and the Clover Grill sits past where the spring breakers stop walking. The Clover is a retro-styled diner that is open anytime of day.

900 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70116


Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski bring their love for Louisiana foods to every plate at Cochon. The food is focused and simple, and an emphasis on local microbrews offers a cool contrast to the sometimes-spicy cuisine.

930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Cochon Butcher

Butcher is Donald Link’s newest restaurant and takeout lunch joint with an extensive sandwich menu. Around the corner from the famed Cochon, Cochon Butcher is a beer/wine bar and meat market combination in the Warehouse District.

930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130


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