Local Eats Listings

We just booked our accommodations for our October trip to New Orleans last week, so of course I’ve been on the scout for good eats and drinks in The Big Easy. Travel + Leisure indulged me yesterday by publishing an excellent guide to the best local haunts around the country. They recommend several eateries in New Orleans specifically—I’ll be adding Morning Call to my list!

Morning CallNew Orleans

The airy beignets (made from a 143-year-old recipe) and café au lait at this 24-hour, wood-paneled Metairie haunt leave the better-known Café du Monde in their sugar dust. morningcallcoffeestand.com. $


[via New Orleans Outdoor Companion]

And I may have to start planning a weekend trip to Nashville…this “hot chicken” sounds (and looks!) amazing!

Hattie B’sNashville

Opened last year by a father-and-son team, Hattie B’s quickly became the spot for fiery, cayenne-infused, Nashville-style deep-fried “hot chicken.” Cool your palate with a craft beer and killer pimento mac-and-cheese. hattieb.com. $$


[via Nashville Scene]

Anyone have other recommendations for The Crescent City?