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James C. New Orleans Food Bleg

New Orleans readers (and readers who love the city): our View From Your Table maestro, James C., will be in your city this weekend, looking for a place to eat. If you were going to advise a first-time visitor to New Orleans who loves to eat where he should go, what would you say?

I doubt he’ll be on a Commander’s Palace budget, so let’s keep it real. I’m thinking he’ll have maybe three meals in the city. Help a traveler out, would you?

I was going to mention Ancora Pizza, but James C. lives in Italy, so that’s out.

UPDATE: James C. comments:

Thanks, guys! Unfortunately I actually cannot make it to New Orleans this weekend—I am passing through from Texas, and circumstances have dictated that I now only have time to meet up with Your Welcoming and Working Boy in Baton Rouge before moving on east.

However, keep the tips coming: I’m saving this post as I have made a solemn oath to properly see the city this October (when I’ll have time).

I WILL have time for more than three meals, I WILL allow myself a Commander’s Palace budget once or twice, and I WILL enjoy the (relatively) cooler autumn air.

Can’t wait. Thanks!

Too bad — but I can’t wait to see you in October. I hope to be able to share at least one of those meals with you in the city.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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