Red, White And Blue Food
As dominant as Creole and Cajun flavors are throughout the New Orleans area, and as unique a culture as our city has, we have been part of the United States for two centuries. To a large extent, we eat what other Americans do. You can't avoid hamburgers, steaks, barbecue, the All-American breakfast, diners, or delicatessens. On top of that, the American gourmet revolution that began in the 1970s continues to give us new dishes, restaurants, and styles of service and cooking. American wines are overwhelmingly the most popular, even in this city where French wines were king into the 1980s.
This section of the NOMenu restaurant guide looks at all this American cooking, new and old. Also here are the many fusions of exotic cuisines with American ingredients and flavor. (Our country is a melting pot, still.) In other words, everything American that's not Creole or Cajun.
Deli And Other U.S. Sandwiches
Dessert And Coffee