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Neal Bodenheimer’s New Orleans Address Book

3rd December 2015

Words: Adam Park
Photographs: Martin L Vargas

The cocktail supremo on a wood-fired fish restaurant, an exceptional burger joint and one of the country’s best cheese shops

EATING OUT

Péche

800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States; +1 504 522 1744, www.pecherestaurant.com
A well regarded fish restaurant using wood fire, this is part of the New Orleans restaurant group owned by Donald Link and partners Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewett. “I really like everything Donald Link and his partners do – Herbsaint, Cochon, they’re all great. This one’s my favourite though.” – Neal

Balise

640 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States; +1 504 459 4449, www.balisenola.com
A new venture in a converted townhouse from the husband-and-wife team behind La Petite Grocery. Expect polished Louisiana food with great cocktails. “I love both Justin and Mia’s restaurants, but I keep wanting to go back to this one.”

Coquette

2800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States; +1 504 265 0421, www.coquettenola.com
Stylish, eclectic restaurant serving modern takes on local and international dishes. “I feel like this place is quietly one of the best restaurants in town.”

Pascal’s Manale

1838 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States; +1 504 895 4877,
www.pascalsmanale.com
Serving BBQ shrimp and other local seafood dishes to New Orleans families for over 100 years. “You’ll see BBQ shrimp all over town, but this is the place to get it.”

Company Burger

4600 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States; +1 504 267 0320, www.thecompanyburger.com
“This is just down the way from my bar in the Freret corridor, and I won’t hesitate to say they do one of the best burgers in the country.”

BUYING IN

Stein’s Deli

2207 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States; +1 504.527.0771, www.steinsdeli.net
“This Jewish deli is so fucking legit.” – Neal

Cleaver & Company

3917 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States; +1 504-227-3830, www.cleaverand.co
“This is a great butcher. They take a lot of care when sourcing their meat, they have a great selection and do a really nice job.”

St. James Cheese Company

5004 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States, +1 504-899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com
A local favourite, they sell sandwiches and hold classes as well as selling cheese. “A phenomenal cheese shop that I think one of the best in the US.”

Good Eggs

www.goodeggs.com
“Good Eggs is a great resource – an online grocer that works with local producers. We use them a lot.” (Note: they sell much more besides eggs.)

Posted 3rd December 2015

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Words: Adam Park
Photographs: Martin L Vargas

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