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View From Your Table

New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana

A reader and his wife are in New Orleans for a medical conference this week, and writes:

This morning, our first morning here, we walked / wheelchaired a couple blocks to John Besh’s Willa Jean (thanks for recommending his restaurants!). I had the chicken and biscuit with Tabasco honey; my wife had the Willa Jean breakfast, which included the best cheesy grits I’ve ever tasted – light and fluffy, and without so much cheese as to overwhelm the flavor of the grits (of course I am a northerner, so take this with a grain of salt).

Hard to go wrong with a John Besh restaurant. Hey, go to Domenica and order the fried kale with Parmigiano, and then either the campanelle or tagliatelle. Hell, order everything!

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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