Fresh from New York, I absorbed everything about New Orleans: the music, magic tricks, waterways, but mostly, and forever in my mind, the food.
Flavors danced like the jazz pouring from saxophones on Bourbon Street. The powdered beignets at Cafe Du Monde, Po’ Boys, jambalaya and — best of all, the seafood — seared into memory, reminding me to someday return for more.
The Louisiana Cookery
Cuisine: Classic Cajun and Creole dishes like you would find in New Orleans.
Owner: Amy and Mark Powlenko
Price range: $6-$13
Dishes to try: Shrimp jambalaya (andouille sausage, vegetables and rice simmered with Creole seasoning, served with four large shrimp), $9.95; loaded grits (with cheese, bacon and scallions), $5.9…
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