Eat Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of the Crescent City
By Michael Murphy
When Mario Batali was asked his favorite food city, he responded, “New Orleans, hands down.” No other city has as many signature dishes, from beignets to pralines, muffulettas to King Cake, all of which draw nearly nine million hungry tourists to the city each year.
In this fully up-“dat”-ed new edition, Eat Dat New Orleans celebrates both New Orleans’ food and its people. It highlights nearly 250 eating spots ― snoball stands and food carts as well as famous restaurants ― and spins tales of the city’s food lore, such as the controversial history of gumbo and the Shakespearean drama of restaurateur Owen Brennan and his heirs. Both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers will appreciate a series of appendices that list restaurants by cuisine, culinary classes and tours, food festivals, and indispensable “best of” lists chosen by an A-list of the city’s food writers and media personalities to help you find the best po-boy, the number one gumbo, and the most romantic restaurant in town.