Food & Wine readers favor New Orleans

Posted on: January 6 2014

By Todd A. Price, | Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune

In the January issue of Food & Wine, the magazine polled its readers for their picks. The "clear favorite" for top dining city was New Orleans.

The magazine reached out to three locals for their advice on where to eat and drink in New Orleans.

The suggestions from Ti Martin of Commander's Palace include the new Lucky Rooster (515 Baronne St.), Bywater's Bacchanal (600 Poland Ave.) and Sylvain (625 Chartres St.).

"Swear to God," Martin told Food & Wine, "I chose the location for SoBou so it'd be close to Sylvain!"

Donald Link of Herbsaint, Cochon and Pêche likes Maïs Arepas (1200 Carondelet St.), Noodle & Pie (741 State St.) and the Vietnamese restaurant Lilly's Café (1813 Magazine St.).

"The phos at this Vietnamese spot have what other places don't," he told the magazine, "a deeply rich broth."

And finally, Emeril Lagasse favorites include Keife & Co. wine shop (801 Howard Ave.), Toups' Meatery (845 N. Carrollton Ave.) and Gretna's J&J Seafood (632 Franklin Ave.).

"J&J's is my no-frills go-to for boiled crawfish," Lagasse told Food & Wine. "My parents, known to all as Mr. John and Ms. Hilda, shop here every Saturday."

The January issue of Food & Wine is available on newsstands but not yet posted online.