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Best Thing I Ever Ate - "New Orleans"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 19, 2011 
Aired on: September 19, 2011 
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Commander's Palace: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Commander's PalaceSee Commander's Palace Video ($$$)
(3918 ratings)

1403 Washington Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
www.commanderspalace.com
  • Gumbo
    recipe changes slightly depending on what is fresh and local for that day; looks good
  • Creole Bread Pudding Souffle
    rich bread pudding whipped into a light fluffy souffle w/ whiskey sauce; looks good
  • Louisiana Blue Crab Lasagna
    seasonal; mushroom-spinach-caramelized onions-ricotta lasagna topped w/ deep-fried soft-shell crab & crab-based hollandaise sauce; looks good
  • Shrimp and Tasso Henican
    a signature dish; wild Louisiana white shrimp stuffed w/ spicy Cajun ham tossed in Crystal hot sauce w/ pickled okra & five pepper jelly; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3918 ratings
#7 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1880; before Hurricane Katrina, it was the longest continually operating restaurant in U.S...closed for 13 months for restoration; restaurant in turquoise and white Victorian in The Garden District
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Emeril's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Emeril's RestaurantSee Emeril's Restaurant Video ($$$)
(1374 ratings)

800 Tchoupitoulas St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-9393
www.emerils.com/restauran...
  • Emeril's Banana Cream Pie
    interchanging layers of sliced bananas and pastry cream custard on a graham cracker crust and topped w/ whipped cream, caramel sauce and bittersweet chocolate shavings
4.0 out of 5
1374 ratings
Open Table's Diner's Choice award (2009); Other Recipes: Caramelized Sea Scallops w/ Crawfish-Papaya Salsa | Lamb & Feta Cheese Lasagna | Lump Crabmeat Ravioli w/ Red Pepper Cream Sauce | Smoked Mushrooms & Tasso over Orecchiette
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  • Pho Ga
    chicken noodle soup w/ rice noodles; served w/ bean sprouts, jalapeno slices, mint leaves; Emeril adds a shot of Sriracha hot chili sauce
4.0 out of 5
287 ratings
4
Roman Chewing Candy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Roman Chewing CandySee Roman Chewing Candy Video ($)
(13 ratings)

5510 Constance St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-3937
  • Roman Candy
    only 3 flavors: vanilla, chocolate & strawberry; taffy-like
4.0 out of 5
13 ratings
est. 1915; old-fashioned food cart pulled by mule; can order online and have it mailed to you
5
Cafe Beignet: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe BeignetSee Cafe Beignet Video ($)
(2063 ratings)

334 Royal St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-5530
www.cafebeignet.com
  • Beignets & Chicory Coffee
    cross between a French pastry and an American doughnut; golden squares and powdered w/ confectioner's sugar; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2063 ratings
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  • Fried Catfish Dinner
    plateful served w/ French fries; "best catfish I've ever eaten in my whole life"-Sunny Anderson; looks good
  • Barbecue Shrimp
3.5 out of 5
2077 ratings
some dishes are huge portions; where Sunny ate and decided to move to New Orleans thereafter
7
  • Gumbo Z'Herbes
    served only once every year on Holy Thursday (Thursday before Easter); "it happens to be one of the greatest things I've ever tasted"-John Besh; looks good
  • Creole Gumbo
    sausage, crab, shrimp, chicken; looks good
  • Sweet Potato Pie
3.5 out of 5
524 ratings
opened in 1941; New Orleans icon; Other Recipes: Old-fashioned Bread Pudding | Red Beans & Rice | Shrimp Gumbo
8
Johnny's Po-Boys: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Johnny's Po-BoysSee Johnny's Po-Boys Video ($$)
(1275 ratings)

511 St Louis St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-8129
www.johnnyspoboy.com
  • Muffaletta
    sandwich w/ ham, imported salami, Mozzarella and olive salad served on a 12-inch seeded bun; Scott likes his buns toasted/grilled; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1275 ratings
est. 1950; multiple accolades including Traveler, Rand McNully, BBC and others
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "New Orleans"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: September 19, 2011 
Aired on: September 19, 2011