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Cookbook author, restaurateur, James Beard winner and darn good chef John Besh is owner of six New Orleans restaurants - August, Besh Steak, Lüke, La Provence, American Sector and Domenica.
When he's not cooking up the foodways of his native southern Louisiana, you might just find him chanting "Who dat?" for his beloved New Orleans Saints. With the NFL season officially kicking off tonight as the Saints defend their Super Bowl title against the Minnesota Vikings, it only seemed fitting that Chef Besh offer up his pre-game eating route to the Superdome.
5 Things to Eat Before Going to Watch the New Orleans Saints Kick Butt: John Besh
2. Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo at Dooky Chase for a pre-lunch bite
3. Frenchuletta at Liuzza's in mid-city
4. Grilled Oysters at Drago's
5. Crab meat au Gratin at the Bon Ton Café
Got a favorite pre-game bite? Hike your suggestions to the comment section.
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