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Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski opened Cochon in 2006 in a converted warehouse, creating the first great Cajun restaurant New Orleans has seen in years. The food, like an oyster-and-bacon sandwich, isn't fancy, just intelligently conceived and well prepared. We loved: Okra-cornbread fritters; rabbit and dumplings.
Photo courtesy of Cochon
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.