Sorry I know the Saints game is on now. We are cheering for you from No. California!
At the risk of being audacious --as a non-resident suggesting this topic -- here is how the San Francisco Chow board starts out their annual poll of best bites, please note the word "contextualize" and the term "maximize signal" which had me in hysterics at my fellow Californians:
"What dishes should we slip in before the year's end or add to our 2014 to-eat list?Now is your chance to contextualize the excellence of the dishes you ate in 2013. Going with the convention, and to maximize signal for the SF Bay Area board, list up to ten new (to you) local tastes. Drinks allowed. To help us all plan our next excursion, feel free to list separately at most ten destination worthy dishes you ate while traveling."
Hilarity aside, I have to give the well organized chowhound from SF inspiration for this post --and so I will ask my NOLA chow friends, ya'll are the best, what were your favorite dishes, drinks allowed, in 2013?
Two lists please: local tastes and then "destination-worthy" from your out-of-NOLA dining.
I have to ponder this for a while, so hope someone else will start, although I expect very little response over the next three hours. :)