The French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana - photo by Pedro Szekely under CC BY-SA 2.0
The French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana - photo by Pedro Szekely under CC BY-SA 2.0

NEW ORLEANS: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited New Orleans on his show The Layover Season 2 Episode 9, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover – Anthony Bourdain New Orleans, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – BBQ Shrimp and BBQ Crabs

WHAT IS IT?

BBQ Shrimp – large Gulf shrimp in butter, black pepper and spices; BBQ Crabs – crabs in butter, black pepper and spices.

WHERE IS IT?

The Crab Trap
105 Peavine Rd
La Place, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

The original Crab Trap at 100 Peavine Road that Tony visited on this episode was flooded out during Hurricane Isaac in August 2012. The Crab Trap reopened in 2015 at 105 Peavine Road but is now also reported to be closed.

DISH – Muffuletta Sandwich

WHAT IS IT?

Classic New Orleans sandwich of muffuletta loaf, marinated olive salad, salami, ham, provolone, Swiss cheese and mortadella.

WHERE IS IT?

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

While Tony did not visit Cochon Butcher on this episode, he suggested it for Cajun-inflected, Cajun-inspired and straight-up Cajun sausages and cured meats. He also suggested Dooky Chase Restaurant for fried chicken, Shrimp Clemenceau, jambalaya, red beans and rice.

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DRINKS – Sazerac

WHAT IS IT?

Cocktail of absinthe, sugar cube, rye whiskey or cognac, and bitters.

WHERE IS IT?

The Sazerac Bar
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

Sazerac Bar is located in The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

DRINKS – French 75

WHAT IS IT?

Prohibition-style cocktail made from cognac and champagne

WHERE IS IT?

French 75
813 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

While Tony did not stop by French 75 at Arnaud’s, he suggested it for pre-dinner drinks, along with Borgne, a “21st-century” bar with food.

DISH – Boudin, Braised Pork Cheeks, Smoked Ham Hock, Macaroni & Cheese Casserole, and Louisiana Cochon

WHAT IS IT?

Boudin – sausage of pork parts and rice; Braised Pork Cheeks – port-braised pork cheeks with pumpkin puree and pistachios; Smoked Ham Hock – with red beans, charred radish, and chicken hearts; Macaroni & Cheese Casserole – baked macaroni and cheese casserole; Louisiana Cochon – Louisiana pig with turnips, cabbage, pickled peaches and cracklings         .

WHERE IS IT?

Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St suite a
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

Cochon offers roots Cajun and Southern home cooking. For dinner options, Tony also suggested Boucherie for its Blackened Shrimp & Grit Cake, and bread pudding. For after-dinner drinks with live music, he suggested Maple Leaf Bar, One Eyed Jacks and Tipitina’s.

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DISH – Nem Nướng Cuốn and Bún bò Huế

WHAT IS IT?

Nem Nướng Cuốn – summer rolls filled with barbecued pork, carrots, lettuce and rice noodles; Bún bò Huế – Central Vietnamese spicy pork and beef served in fish stock with large rice noodles.

WHERE IS IT?

Pho Tau Bay
1565 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

Pho Tau Bay opened in 1982 and offers Vietnamese fare. For brunch options, Tony suggested Satsuma Cafe that offers fresh juices and breakfast sandwiches, and Atchafalaya if you want some shrimp and grits.

DRINKS – House Special Daiquiri

WHAT IS IT?

Combination of Jungle Juice (Diesel 190, tropical fruit punch and tropical fruit juice), 190 Octane (Diesel 190 with orange juice and orange punch) and Crawgator (151 Rum, brandy, fruit juices and tropical flavors)

WHERE IS IT?            

New Orleans Original Daiquiris
8100 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

New Orleans Original Daiquiris offers 16 flavors of frozen daiquiris.

DRINKS – Watermelon Cocktail

WHAT IS IT?

Cocktail of alcohol (usually rum) and watermelon juice or puree.

WHERE IS IT?

R Bar
1431 Royal St
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

The R Bar is attached to the Royal Street Inn. If you prefer live music to go with your afternoon drinks, Tony suggested Le Bon Temps Roule and Three Muses Jazz Club.

DISH – Roast Beef Po’ Boy

WHAT IS IT?

Po’ Boy sandwich of bread, beef, debris wet gravy, mayo, lettuce and tomato.

WHERE IS IT?

R & O Restaurant and Catering
216 Metairie-Hammond Hwy
Metairie, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

As Tony puts it, R & O’s offers “a seriously excellent version of the roast beef po’ boy”.

DISH – Cochon De Lait Po’ Boy

WHAT IS IT?

Po’ Boy sandwich of hickory-roasted suckling pig, slathered with mustard slaw.

WHERE IS IT?

Walker’s BBQ
10828 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

While Tony did not stop by Walker’s BBQ on this New Orleans trip, he recommended its Cochon De Lait Po’ Boy. Another suggestion was Big Fisherman Seafood for ready to eat boiled crawfish, shrimp or crabs that can be eaten out front or right in the park.

DRINKS – Jäger Shot

WHAT IS IT?

A shot of Jägermeister.

WHERE IS IT?

Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge
7612 Oak St
New Orleans, LA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

According to Tony, the official hours of Snake and Jake’s are from 7:00pm to 7:00am but “anything can happen”. On this episode, he also visited The Kingpin in Uptown New Orleans. If you’re looking to dance, drink, pray, listen to live music and/or bowl, he suggested Rock ‘N’ Bowl.

DISH – Tacos

WHAT IS IT?

Small tortilla topped with various ingredients, like in Taceaux Loceaux’s South in Your Mouth (pork belly taco with Maker’s Mark chipotle and charred jalapeños), Messin’ with Texas (smoky shreds of brisket with fresh cabbage, radish and cilantro), and Woke Up in Oaxaca (eggs, chorizo and cheese).

WHERE IS IT?

Taceaux Loceaux food truck in Uptown New Orleans
Uptown/Carrollton
New Orleans, LA, USA

ANTHONY BOURDAIN NEW ORLEANS NOTES

The Taceaux Loceaux food truck is parked just outside The Kingpin every Friday night. If you prefer a retro-style diner serving up burgers and eggs with hash browns, Tony suggested the Clover Grill.