Anyone here doing the Eat Local Challenge this month? We just signed up at the OCH Market this past weekend and I am working on compiling a list of places that serve primarily local food, or have local-focused dishes.
The official participating restaurants and their dishes can be found at the Eat Local Challenge website here: http://www.nolalocavore.org/restaurants/
I asked Root what their locavore dishes would be and got this email: "The dishes we are serving are the petite greens salad, pickled shrimp, watermelon salad, roasted beets salad, aloo gobi, brussels sprouts, black tea smoked yard bird, pork belly and the herb encrusted lamb loin. All of these dishes are at least 98% locally sourced."
Chef Stoltzfus from Coquette says they try to source locally as much as possible, and that it's gotten easier to do so over the past year or so.
So far, I've checked out the Fat Hen Grocery for their special local fritatta dish, which was pretty good.
Can anyone think of any other places that aren't listed on the NOLA Locavore website (or above)?
Also, Hollygrove Market is open on Sundays now! That makes three days for Hollygrove (Sat., Sun., Tues.) and three days for Crescent City Farmers Market (Sat., Tues., Thurs.) Definitely more selection at the farmer's market but the weekly box ($25) at Hollygrove is hard to beat. Have discovered, too, that a new locally sourced butcher shop will be opening in Uptown/Central City area - http://cleaverand.co/