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10 More Amazing Places to Dine and Drink in New Orleans

We can’t get enough of the Crescent City. Our love for The Big Easy has grown so deep we sometimes feel we’re cheating on Detroit. We’ve travelled the United States extensively and we feel that New Orleans is the ONLY place in America about which we can honestly say: “Walk into ANY bar or restaurant. It’ll probably be good.” Incidentally, if you have a mistress that you refer to as “The Big Easy” we highly recommend you never let her find out. ~I♥DM

Rene Bistrot Croque Madame1. René Bistrot

700 Tchoupitoulas St., Central Business District

The best Croque-Madame we’ve ever tasted.

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Schiros Catfish PoBoy2. Schiro’s Café

2483 Royal St., Faubourg-Marigny

Yet another joint that serves a delectable version of our favorite dish to enjoy while vacationing in NOLA: the Catfish Po-Boy.

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Royal House Baked Seafood Tortellini3. Royal House Oyster Bar

441 Royal St., French Quarter

This joint’s got their deep fryers working overtime.

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Patricks Bar Vin New Orleans4. Patrick’s Bar Vin

730 Bienville St., French Quarter

Enjoy an exquisite glass of red at this intimate hideaway before dining a block up the street at GW Fins.

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GW Fins Smoked Sizzling Oysters5. GW Fins

808 Bienville St., French Quarter

Make a reservation. Don’t forget your fancy pants.

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SoBou Custom Cocktail6. SoBou

310 Chartres St., French Quarter

Custom cocktails invented on request. A New Orleans necessity.

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Ice House at Provincial Hotel Courtyard7. Ice House Bar at the Hotel Provincial

1024 Chartres St., French Quarter

One of the very few civilized places open on Mardi Gras 2013! A small miracle, for sure!

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Sugar Park Large Cheese Pizza8. Sugar Park

3054 St. Claude Ave., Bywater

A heartier, crispier New Orleans take on the classic New York style thin crust pie.

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Apple Barrel Bar Interior9. Apple Barrel Bar

609 Frenchmen St., Faubourg-Marigny

Live music nearly every night, rendering nearly tolerable your otherwise painful wait for a table at Adolfo’s.

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Adolfos Steak Labarca10. Adolfo’s Creole Italian Cuisine

611 Frenchmen St., Faubourg-Marigny

We heard the rumors, we read the reviews, we at long last endured the excruciating wait. It was all true: disturbingly dirty, divinely delicious.

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Adolfos Spaghetti with Spicy Marinara

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

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