Eat Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of the Crescent City

Eat Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of the Crescent City

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by Michael Murphy
     
 

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An entertaining guidebook celebrating the food and people of New Orleans, highlighting nearly 250 eating spots, from sno-cone stands and food carts to famous restaurants.When Mario Batali was asked his favorite food city, he responded, “New Orleans, hands down.” No city has as many signature dishes, from gumbo and beignets to pralines and po boys, from

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An entertaining guidebook celebrating the food and people of New Orleans, highlighting nearly 250 eating spots, from sno-cone stands and food carts to famous restaurants.When Mario Batali was asked his favorite food city, he responded, “New Orleans, hands down.” No city has as many signature dishes, from gumbo and beignets to pralines and po boys, from muffuletta and Oysters Rockefeller to king cake and red beans and rice (every Monday night), all of which draw nearly 9 million hungry tourists to the city each year.

Eat Dat New Orleans is a guidebook that celebrates both New Orleans’s food and its people. It highlights nearly 250 eating spots—sno-cone stands and food carts as well as famous restaurants—and spins tales of the city’s food lore, such as the controversial history of gumbo and the Shakespearean drama of restaurateur Owen Brennan and his heirs.Both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers will be helped by a series of appendixes that list restaurants by cuisine, culinary classes and tours, food festivals, and indispensable “best of” lists chosen by an A-list of the city’s food writers and media personalities, including Poppy Tooker, Lolis Eric Elie, Ian McNulty, Sara Roahen, Marcelle Bienvenu, Amy C. Sins, and Liz Williams.

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Library Journal
02/01/2014
Murphy, a former vice president at Random House, has written an engaging history of more than 200 New Orleans restaurants. Through readable, appealing profiles, the author depicts the food culture of the city. After an introduction that delves into New Orleans restaurants, food trucks, and stores, Murphy divides the book by geographic section (French Quarter, Treme, Central City, Garden District, and so on). For each area, he describes the chosen restaurants (some of which survived Katrina, while others appeared after the disaster), including basic information such as address, phone, hours, and cost, as well as discussing history, food, owners, and, of course, chefs. At the end of each entry, readers will find "Reason To Go" and "What To Eat." Interspersed throughout are single pages devoted to products or foods such as Barq's Root Beer or hot sauces. The "Dessert," or afterword, encourages readers to visit the city and its restaurants. Finally, several appendixes list the ratings of the restaurants by a panel of New Orleans food experts. VERDICT A great read for travelers planning to eat in New Orleans or those interested in a special city and its food.—Christine E. Bulson, emeritus, Milne Lib., SUNY Oneonta

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581572353
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
02/03/2014
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Murphy, a book publishing professional, has been a vice president at Random House, publisher of William Morrow, and founder of the literary agency Max & Co. By day two of his first visit to New Orleans in 1983, he knew he was home. He finally moved to New Orleans in 2009, and will never leave.

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Eat Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of the Crescent City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Stephen_ More than 1 year ago
Used for about 15 restaurants on our visit to New Orleans. Good advice on where to go and not go. Also on target on telling you what to order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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