On New Orleans
New Orleans has made a tremendous comeback since Hurricane Katrina. We have more restaurants than we had three years ago, and the seafood industry has rebounded incredibly with more shrimp and fish than we’ve seen in years.
Restaurant August serves local ingredients with a French twist (301 Tchoupitoulas St.; 504-299-9777 or restaurantaugust.com).
- Chefs’ City Guides
- Interview with Alessandro Stratta (Alex, Las Vegas)
- Interview with Allen Susser (Chef Allen’s, Miami)
- Interview with Daniel Boulud (Daniel, New York)
- Interview with Laurent Tourondel (BLT Steak, Washington, D.C.)
- Interview with Marc Vetri (Vetri, Philadelphia)
- Interview with Michael Schlow (Radius, Boston)
- Interview with Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles)
- Interview with Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, Chicago)
- Interview with Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, San Francisco)
Favorite Cultural Activity
For my wife and me, it’s all about strolling up and down Magazine Street. We don’t do malls down here, we do boutiques, like window shopping at Shadyside Pottery (3823 Magazine St.; 504-897-1710 or shadysidepottery.com) and Udwell Antiques (2101 Magazine St.; 504-309-2503).