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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The Company Burger

Tony heads to Company Burger for some classic cheeseburger greatness. It doesn't hurt that chef/owner Adam Biderman opened the shop after serving as the opening chef de cuisine at famed Atlanta spot, Holeman & Finch.

4600 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

 
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Crab Trap

The Crab Trap is a series of camps and huts on the coast that serve up classic New Orleans-style seafood. The owner, Louis Lipps, stays busy tending boiling pots and vats of sauce for their New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp.

100 Peavine Rd
La Place, LA 70068

 
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Dat Dog

This place has all the hot dogs your heart could desire and occupies a totally refashioned former gas station. They offer steamed German wieners and a variety of sausages, all served on slightly sweet sourdough buns that are steamed and then toasted.

5030 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

 
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Dooky Chase Restaurant

This Cajun and Creole joint is famous for its classic soul food, gloriously influenced by the city's French and Italian traditions. Chef Leah and husband Dooky Chase have served prominent African-American politicians, musicians and businesspeople.

2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

 
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Herbsaint

Donald Link’s flagship restaurant has earned accolades since it opened its doors. The hype is understandable. Their gumbos and soups are standouts and the fresh salads come decorated with seasonal ingredients.

701 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

 
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International House

The International House sets the standard for modern hotels with its creative design and meticulous attention to detail. Record and film execs love it, but so would anyone who needs a palate cleanser from all that Victorian sweetness.

221 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

 
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The Kingpin

Tony, Donald and Steve head to The Kingpin for a few beers as they work up some late-night appetites. It’s a cool place to catch the Saints game, or a band. They have an extensive beer selection, and the bar owner loves Elvis.

1307 Lyons St
New Orleans, LA 70115

 
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Le Bon Temps Roule

Metal guitarist Pepper Keenan is part-owner of this pub, but the music schedule includes everything from the Soul Rebels' legendary Thursday night brass blowout to R. Scully's downtown rock outfit, The Rough 7.

4801 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

 

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