We spend all our days just dreaming of fresh, hot beignets. Well, those and muffulettas, brandy milk punch, fried oyster po' boys, butter-drenched shrimp etouffee, glorious gumbo, Gulf oysters and the sort of red beans and rice that could turn a bunch of strangers into life-long friends.
It's been two weeks since Eatocracy left New Orleans. We came to throw a Secret Supper, and it seems we left a big chunk of our soul there. Watch after it 'til we get back there, okay?
In the meantime, take a stroll through the fare we shared in the gallery above (yup - we ate all of that) and our features below - and please catch us a throw if some pretty beads float by. We promise we'll return the favor.
Talking with our mouths full
Mardi Gras: Milk that packs a brandy punch - a recipe from New Orleans bar chef Lu Brow
Beyond Bourbon Street - the real fun is on Frenchman St.
Alligator to z'herbes: NOLA food 101 - beignets, boudin and Ramos gin fizzes
Five Pig Parts You Should Be Eating - Chef Chris Lusk, the King of Louisiana Seafood steps ashore and goes whole hog
What NOT to Do During Mardi Gras - Lu Brow advises not to bargain for beads and shares the importance of a Popeye's run with strangers
Five Cocktails I Enjoy Creating and CONSUMING During Mardi Gras - but Lu certainly knows how to cut loose, too
A toast to Leah Chase - raise a glass to the Queen of Creole Cuisine
Daytime drinking in New Orleans - do the right thing and dive into a Brandy Milk Punch or a Pimms Cup
The great gumbo debate - okra or file? How dark is your roux?
A Secret Supper - N'awlins style - join us at the table, won't you?
Shrimp etouffee for the New Orleans soul - New Orleans food expert Poppy Tooker shares how this dish feeds your soul and your stomach
Beyond Raw: How New Orleans serves up oysters - charbroiled, Rockefeller and po' boys abound
Making gumbo with John Besh and James Carville - celebrating Gulf seafood with a family recipe
Oysters stage a comeback after BP disaster - the region rallies after a man-mad disaster
Five Reasons to Eat in Louisiana - gumbo runs deep when you're from the Pelican State
Whooooo boy! - po boy, poor boy, po-boy, po' boy or peaux boy? How do you spell this sandwich?
The food that got them through - New Orleanians love to talk…and argue……and educate…and opine about food. It's who they are, and what has kept them going, even when their very way of life was in danger of being swept away forever.
Muffuletta madness - if it's not cold from Central Grocery, is it still a muffuletta? (We vote YES!)
How to peel a head-on shrimp - a little lagniappe from a visit with Poppy Tooker
Five Tips on Making Homemade Sausage - the executive chef of New Orleans restaurant Sylvain shares his sausage secrets
Fear of not eating something - share your ultimate New Orleans restaurant crawl
Cooking with Carville - the Ragin' Cajun talks about the food that fuels him
Ah, all those lovely pictures have made me homesick. Maybe next time you can try some banana fritters!
I am drooling here.
How could you not have a picture of a King Cake?
Git 'er done!!!
Funny story there - we only posted pictures of what we actually ate. I brought back three small King Cakes from NOLA, and brought one into the office to share. Didn't photograph because I figured I had 2 more at home. When I got home, my dogs looked happy and slightly ill and if you look at slide 5, that's all that was left.
Ha! That is hysterical. Of all things left over from the dog attack....a freakin' pig.
Those pics make me hungry! Can hardly wait for Easter, heading to Youngsville, LA for a homemade crawfish boil at the inlaws....man I am I glad I married a Cajun!
Love all food made in southern Louisiana...especially my Memere` jambalaya and my uncle's crawfish and corn chowder...I miss living down there..Northwest Arkansas food holds no comparison in food to NOLA!
I'm not eating. Takes up space for drinking.
Love south Louisiana food!
I got da gold!
Don't be fooled by Bellini's and such....GO TO TROPICAL ISLE AND GET A HAND GRENADE!!!!!!!!
Trust me, you won't be sorry.
All I can say to you folks who have never visited New Orleans, "come on down!!" The food is 1000 times better than the pictures... But diet before you come...
So true, I figure we gain 1 lbs a day every trip to Lousiana (worst is when we used to stay 8 days and it held true). Work it off now because you can't resist when you get there!
Grilled oysters at Oceana is the best thing I've ever eaten in my life....... The sauce is remarkable.
Best food in the nation, bar none!!!!
I love me some Eatocracy.
How could they forget the King Cakes?
Those look a lot like crawfish in picture 31, not shrimp.
Ya know - I believe you're right. That's the one dish at that meal I didn't get a bite of. Changed the caption. Thanks!
What's that word again? Oh yeah ...... "moderate." And that other word was ..... "troll." I'm beginning to understand.
It's crawfish season
What I really want is a crawfish pie.
you're a crawfish pie. loser!
Yum – Why do they have these postings before lunch? I don't know if I can wait 90 minutes to eat lunch now...
Welcome to my life! I've gotta stare at that stuff all day long.
I do not envy you at all. My 'office' pop-tart just wouldn't cut it after those pics.
go back to fox news you hungry loser!!
LOL! What gets me is it all looks sooooo yummy and I haven't a clue as to where I could find that for lunch! Getting to NOLA and back in an hour with the transporter on the fritz? No can do! ;)
I couldn't even make it on the Concord! 4 hours, maybe.... well worth 1/2 a day from work. :)
Dang! I wasn't hungry before I saw those pix! Now I'm craving some shrimp etouffee and somma dat candied satsuma peel. THAT looks interesting! What does it taste like?
P.S. No haters allowed! Critics of postings belong @ http://www.stfuandgetalife.com
I'm with you, those photos made me hungry too! Looks so good.
For all haters, "http://www.stfuandgetalife.com" LMAO!
Closest I could come for lunch today was a (yummy) shrimp salad wrap. They put Old Bay in their SS. Gooooood ferya!
Best steak I've ever had, is at Crescent City Steakhouse.
BUT, only go during daylight hours, neighborhood gets a little too funky after dark.
Cab dropped my wife and I off, then the owner called another after we finished, and escorted us outside.
Great food, and service for under $70 for two.
Is this a genuine article or just some lousy attempt at plugging Cochon Butcher??!!
And you too, go back to Fox "news" you fuking loser.
@Charlie Sheen...stop cursing!
Congrats on learning how to use CTRL+C and CTRL+V to "write" this article.
Go back to Fox "news" you fuking loser.
OMG those photos look sooo good!
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