New Orleans Guide: 18 Places to Dine Now

Published December 17, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:


In 2022 I went to Nola twice a week at a time, to judge in Nola Spirits Competition and Tales of the Cocktail in the blistering, muggy heat of July, and back for a rousing Halloween week in October-November.

When it comes to restaurants — and bars (stay tuned for my updated Nola cocktail bar guide in 2023) — there are plenty of new places to love and pandemic survivors that are better than ever. Some restaurants are uneven, but each place here has standout dishes or elements. Journey with me through 18 New Orleans spots that have opened or greatly evolved since pandemic and what stands out (or doesn’t) at each:

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View from my peaceful respite of a room at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
Miss River’s Alabama corn ice cream with caviar

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Palm and Pine‘s crab claws
Mister Mao