Laissez les bons temps rouler! Eatocracy is in New Orleans this week getting ready for the second edition of our Secret Supper. We'll be sharing the people, purveyors and places that make this such a significant food town, and hope you'll join in with your questions, memories, restaurant suggestions and general bonhomie.
Ten months after the BP oil disaster that spewed about 200 million gallons of crude into the ocean off the Louisiana coast, oysters are starting to make a comeback in New Orleans restaurants – a remarkable feat, considering that about half of the local oyster population was killed during the spill; and considering that a majority of Americans surveyed still express some squeamishness about eating seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.
Signs of the molluscan renaissance are all around the city - and the proof isn't always on the half shell.
The chargrilled oysters at Drago's (located in the Hilton hotel) are the best ever! They serve them with French bread, and you dunk the bread into the butter they pour over the chargrilled oysters. So good – a great starter oyster dish for those that are a little skeptical of oysters in general! A must when you are in NOLA!!!
NOLA's fried oyster po' boys are soooo damn good. I am allergic to shell fish, but I would pop a Benadryl everyday just to have one. I know that is not healthy but if I am going to die, I will die with a smile on my face and half eaten po'boy in my right hand...lls
I know what you mean!
Actually, Mother's Restaurant, at 401 Poydras Street, is in the city's Central Business District (CBD). The French Quarter is on the other side of Canal Street, so Mother's is in the CBD, not in the French Quarter.
A seafood renaissance indeed. The coverage you're providing to Louisiana seafood is so valuable and compelling. We can't get enough of the good stuff down here in Louisiana, and the oysters featured in this post are proof of that! Thank you!
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