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Part two in our series of the most interesting restaurants in New Orleans. Again, not the ten best; the ten most interesting. We began with:
9.Willie Mae’s Scotch House
8. Mimi’s in the Marigny
7. Rio Mar
Here are the next three:
Number 6: Cochon
Forget about Michaul’s and Mulate’s. Cochon is the best expression of rustic Louisiana cooking in town. Vegetarians beware: as the name suggests, chef Donald Link has created a temple of pork, using every inch of the pig to run the gamut from ham hocks to head cheese. If that’s not enough, they also make their own moonshine. Very cool. Tchoupitoulas in the Warehouse District.
Number 5: Rocky and Carlo’s
613 Saint Bernard Hwy, in da Parish. Chalmette itself is a place like nowhere else, and nothing is more Chalmatian than Rocky and Carlo’s. Since 1965, everybody who’s anybody in the Parish and beyond has paid a visit to Chalmette’s ultimate neighborhood joint. Come for the macaroni and cheese with red or brown gravy. the huge portions, and most of all for the staff, who’s the best part of the adventure. This is a restaurant that could not exist anywhere else on earth.
Number 4: Stella!
His menu is eclectic, his cooking style is risky, and chef Scott Boswell tucks it all into a very traditional venue tucked away on Chartres Street in the Lower Quarter. This might be the best restaurant in town, and it might also be the most expensive; it is certainly one of the most interesting. No one in New Orleans comes close to Boswell’s ability to combine exotic ingredients with flawless execution. When you’re ready to drop $22 for appetizers, this is your place.