The Perfect Eating Day in New Orleans, LA

Visit some of the eateries that made New Orleans, LA, one of the Tastiest Towns in the South

Power trio John Harris of Lilette and Bouligny Tavern; Donald Link, chef/co-owner (with Stephen Stryjewski) of Herbsaint, Cochon, and Cochon Butcher; and John Besh, who runs a mini empire that includes Restaurant August, Domenica, and the new Borgne, amon
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Go old school with beignets at Café Du Monde (

Follow the cobblestones to Cochon Butcher ( for a muffuletta with house-cured meats. Study Italian with a Pizza Enzo with mortadella, anchovies, basil, tomatoes, and garlic at Domenica (

Then, hit La Petite Grocery ( for handmade spaghetti with blue crab, Italian anchovy essence, and lemon.

Finish with banana pudding at John Besh’s Restaurant August ( toasted marshmallows with banana cake, caramelized bananas, peanut butter powder, and vanilla wafer ice cream.