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Includes more than 100 essential Louisiana eating (and drinking) experiences. This guide to the city's legendary restaurant scene, distinctive food culture, and renowned barrooms includes more than 100 restaurant entries that take readers to the eateries where authentic Louisiana cuisine lives and breathesfrom the French Quarter's white-linen Creole institutions to the funky family-owned joints that locals call home. Equal parts travel book and food guide, food writer Pableaux Johnson provides plenty of tips for the hungry traveler, guiding them to both the culinary hot spots and to lesser-known neighborhoods. Maps and browser-friendly lists provide valuable context, while short features explain the city's distinctive specialty dishes, native ingredients, and signature celebrations (Mardi Gras and JazzFest to name only two). Eating New Orleans also tells the story of rustic Cajun cuisine and the influence of this distinctive "bayou country food" on New Orleans's temples of high cuisine, and includes a quick side trip to the cradle of Cajun cuisinethe coastal marshes and broad prairies of Acadian Louisiana. 50 black & white photographs, 6 maps, index, appendices.