by Ryan Freitas
My favorite places to eat in the best food city in America.
People always ask where to find the best coffee in the Quarter. I haven't tested as many places as I should, but Spitfire stands out for quality.
Never mind the pizza, what you want to order here is the fully dressed roast beef poboy, with gravy. It is ethereal, and might be the best in the city.
A straightforward spot from hero chef John Besh, the menu speaks German-inflected English: seafood platters alongside sausages, rabbit and good beer.
Southern / Soul
The first kitchen I ever got to cook at in New Orleans (no, I don't know the turtle soup recipe). A gorgeous throwback to traditional NOLA cooking.
Donald Link's forever-packed shrine to the humble pig, that magical animal. Get here early if you don't have a reservation.