Somebody Feed Phil – New Orleans Itinerary

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Phil Rosenthal visits New Orleans, a city that has rebounded from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to come back even better than before. The spirit is evident in the people of the city and also in the food, which is a vibrant melting pot of cultures. See the episode recap of the list of locations, restaurants, and attractions he visited on the show for the best of what to do in New Orleans.


Eats

1. Bevi Seafood

236 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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Phil's first stop in New Orleans is Bevi Seafood, a casual local spot run by Chef Justin LeBlanc. Phil sits at the countertop to have the amazing Cochon de lait Po Boy, which was first served at Jazz Fest. He also has some fresh crawfish, where the key to eating them is to not peel them.


Tasted:

Cochon de lait Po Boy - A po boy sandwich with half shrimp and half beef. Topped with swiss cheese, mayo, and caramelized onion

Crawfish - with corn



2. Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

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Phil stops by Cochon Butcher, a restaurant specializing in Cajun-style meats and sausage run by Steven Strajewski and Donald Link. He meets up with Wendell Pierce, a New Orleans native who starred in the iconic TV show, the Wire.


Tasted:

Cracklin (i.e. pork rind) with Steen's syrup

Hog's head cheese - creole pate

Blood sausage

Cajun boudin

Praline with a bit of bacon



3. Turkey and the Wolf

739 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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The Turkey and the Wolf is a unique restaurant that specializes in innovative cocktails and new creative takes of classic dishes. Located in the Irish channel, it's like they "gave a 5 year old a restaurant" as they reinvent how food is defined.


Tasted:

Ma'am Don't Be Hysterical - Campari, gin, house blackberry syrup, lime

Tacos Inauthenticos - Tacos made to taste like Taco Bell

Vegetarian reuben - Triple decker sandwich - collard greens and rye bread

Soft serve ice cream with cheese straw and sprinkles



4. Shaya

4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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Having visited the home of Chef Alon Shaya earlier, Phil visits the eponymous restaurant specializing in Israeli cuisine. He has a wonderful meal that is highlighted by the amazingly fresh and pillowing pita bread that is baked fresh out of the fire-pit oven.


Tasted:

Ljutenica - Bulgarian spread of roasted peppers, eggplant, tomato, parsley, olive oil - served with pita bread

Taramasalata - fish roe spread - use paddlefish caviar

Tabbouleh

Baba ghanoush

Hummus with short ribs

Chocolate babka with halva gelato



5. Dooky Chase

2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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Dooky Chase is run by Leah Chase, who at 94 years old is known as the queen of creole cuisine. She is legendary in helping fuel the Civil Rights movement by feeding the freedom fighters including Martin Luther King. Leah recalled a story where she slapped President Barack Obama's hand for when he asked for hot sauce.


Tasted:

Gumbo



6. Willie Mae's

234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112

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Home of perhaps the best fried chicken in the world, Willie Mae's does it right with a wet batter and some cajun for a kick. The restaurant was down for a couple years after Katrina, but has since been re-built and is better than ever.


Tasted:

Fried chicken

Green beans

Red beans and rice

Sweet potato fries



7. Mosca's

4137 Highway 90 W, Waggaman, LA 70094

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Mosca's is a homey restaurant that has served comfort food for over 70 years. Rumor has it that it was once run by Al Capone's chef when he wanted better food in New Orleans.


Tasted:

Chicken a la grande

Spaghetti with meatballs on the side

Oysters Mosca on top of spaghetti bordelaise



8. Camellia Grill

626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-1008

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The Camellia Grill is a casual laid-back restaurant has been there since the 1940s, and Phil enjoys a hearty burger and breakfast food at the counter.


Tasted:

Bacon and cheese omelette

Chef's omelette

Cheeseburger with everything



 

Activities

1. Bourbon Street

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No trip to New Orleans is complete without visiting Bourbon Street, the epicenter of nightlife and the spirit of the city.



2. Home of Chef Alon Shaya

Phil visits the home of Chef Alon Shaya, who runs an Israeli restaurant in the city. Chef Shaya hosts red beans and rice dinners on Mondays.


Tasted:

Grilled shrimp

Gefilte fish

Marinated cheese with matzo or regular bread

Red beans and rice


3. Roots of Music

2624 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117


Treme is one of the oldest African American neighborhood in New Orleans and was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Roots of Music is a non profit in Treme that teaches inner city kids how to play music. It is run by Derrick Tabb, the drummer of the grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band. Phil stops by to learn how to play the trombone.



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