A Foodie’s Trip to New Orleans

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Blue crab eggs benedit atop a housemade biscuit and garnished with nasturtium flowers at Willa Jean, my first meal out in New Orleans. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington

Rachael E. Worthington

This September, I had the opportunity to visit New Orleans for five days during the Society of Professional Journalists national conference. Needless to say, I took the opportunity to reach out, find restaurant recommendations, and hunt down all sorts of interesting fare in NOLA.

The economical and delicious fried shrimp po boy
The economical and delicious fried shrimp po boy from Majoria’s Commerce Restaurant. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington
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  • Blue crab eggs benedit atop a housemade biscuit and garnished with nasturtium flowers at Willa Jean, my first meal out in New Orleans. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington

  • Crawfish and ricotta-stuffed ravioli with a creamy tomato sauce made for comforting soul food at Royal House. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington

  • The “Fig-a-ma-jig” breakfast sandwich at Merchant consists of a fried egg, turkey, and most notably fig spread between fresh bread. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington

  • The “Loxsmith” salmon and cream cheese crepe at Merchant accompanied by a vinaigrette-dressed salad and an iced soy match green tea latte. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington

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A beignet and frozen cafe au lait
A beignet and frozen cafe au lait at the famous Cafe Du Monde. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington
The display of vanilla, salted caramel, coffee and chocolate cupcakes
The display of vanilla, salted caramel, coffee and chocolate cupcakes at Sucre, along with a selection of macarons. Photo credit: Rachael Worthington