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Looking for the Soul of New Orleans

Jeffsayyes | Jan 23, 201201:06 PM

Hey everyone, I'm making a trip to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. I'm looking to eat and explore. I appreciate greasy spoons, enclaves, and real culture. I'm coming from NYC, and I feel like there is a lot down there that we barely have anything of. I have about 5 days of stomach space, where do I need to go?

I expect to be on my own for at least half my meals, so fine dining is pretty much OUT. I don't like that stuff anyways. The more local I can get the better, far away from tourists, and into the grime. That's what I'm looking for. I've done this type of thing in 3 cities before, and it's worked out great from the advice of chowhounders.

I see there are many topics on this already, but I'm looking in particular for the local places and shouldn't-misses. Only the essentials for a food explorer. Got anything??

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