New Orleans to New York City: Part I

Last month I took myself on a delicious foodie vacation.  First stop, was New Orleans for four days of po’ boys, oysters, beignets, and the Louisiana Seafood Festival.  Then it was off to New York to visit friends and get a pastrami and pizza fix for another four days.  Mid-October is an incredible time to visit both of these cities!

New York and I are well acquainted, but New Orleans was brand new and I couldn’t wait for us to meet!  I grew up hearing incredible stories from my mother who had lived there for a few years when she was growing up.  She still says it was her favorite place she ever lived.  It sounded like a true city of magic.  As a food pervert, I was looking forward to the many traditional dishes!

I arrived with three of my girlfriends.  We were dedicated to making the absolute most of our four days.  Our first meal was shrimp po’ boys, biscuits and gravy at a place just off of Bourbon Street called Deja Vu at 11pm.  A round of shots were sent over from the bar.  A very warm welcome indeed.

The next day was the Louisiana Seafood Festival which was a collection of the finest restaurants New Orleans had to offer all in one fabulous location.

Everyday was filled with amazing food.  Even the roast beef sandwich I had the small market, Verti Marte blew my mind.  Let me break it down for you guys so you know where to go when you visit!

Where did I eat in New Orleans?

*Deja Vu

*Cafe Dumonde

*Verti Marte

*Cochon

*Galatoire’s

*Croissant d’Or Patisserie

*Juan’s Flying Burrito

*Drago’s (Louisiana Seafood Fest)

*Jacques Imo’s (Louisiana Seafood Fest)

*Mister B’s Bistro (Louisiana Seafood Fest)

What was my favorite meal?  The Roast Beef Sandwich at Verti Marte was truly special.  I had a spiritual experience while eating it, it was that good.  However, Galatoire’s Oysters Rockafeller and Cochon’s Cripsy Pig Ears are both standouts to me as well.

My favorite item at the Louisiana Seafood Festival?  The Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheescake from Jacques Imo’s.  I don’t have words, it was just incredible.

Please enjoy these photos and prepare yourselves for Part II: NYC…guaranteed to make you starving 😉

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Beignets and Coffe at Cafe Dumonde.

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Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake by Jaqcues Imo’s.

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Croissant Breakfast at Croissant d’Or Patisserie.

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Roast Beef Sandwich at Verti Marte.

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Oysters Rockafeller at Galatoire’s.

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Feasting at Galatoire’s.

Crispy Pig Ears at Cochon.

Crispy Pig Ears at Cochon.

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Categories: Dining Event, Restaurant Review, Travel

Author:The Food Pervert

Tara Redfield, The Food Pervert, is an actress, writer, host and obviously food lover. She started her blog and website, "The Food Pervert," in 2010 after an incredible visit to New York City. Her soul acknowledged a genuine passion for food and a desire to share her experiences with friends and family. She’s been sharing ever since. One of her most exciting experiences living in Los Angeles has been working on the TLC reality cooking show, “The Take Home Chef” with the charming and talented Curtis Stone. Redfield has a true love for cooking, dining, travel and story telling. She continues to spread the food love by visiting restaurants, markets, and food festivals as often as possible and sharing her finds through photos and stories. TV Host Representation: Paul Barrutia Commercial Talent 9255 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 505 West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.247.1431

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