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

Article: Paula Disbrowe
New Orleans Tastemakers
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
Photo: Robbie Caponetto

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.