With both the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras taking place in New Orleans over the first half of February, some have taken to calling this "Super Gras" season. No matter the name, the convergence of two huge parties has meant lots of coverage of The Big Easy, in particular ample news about its legendary dining scene.
NOLA.com, the digital home of New Orleans' newspaper The Times-Picayune, is the first place to look for the latest on the city's latest and greatest places to eat. In the NOLA.com Dining Guide, you'll find articles on 5 New New Orleans Restaurants to Visit and A Guide to Drinks and Snacks Along the 2013 Mardi Gras Parade Route.
Two more sources for New Orleans dining news is New Orleans Magazine and the New Orleans portal on Eater.com. In the February 2013 issue, New Orleans Magazine looks at New Orleans' Street Food Scene, which includes tons of budget-friendly street food flavors from around the world. New Orleans Eater has extensive and irreverent daily coverage of the eating and drinking in NOLA. Its 38 Essential New Orleans' Restaurants is a marvelous round-up of dives and fine dining establishment mapped out, reviewed, and saveable on Foursquare.
Of course, plenty of national publications have chimed in with their suggestions for where to eat now in New Orleans. Zagat offers the 10 Best Restaurants in New Orleans, while The Huffington Post asks a local food writer and bandleader what is on their New Orleans Food and Music Bucket List. In The New York Times, Frugal Traveler Seth Kugel finds inexpensive options for NOLA food, music, and culture in A Trio of Thrifty Lures.
Appreciate all the food tips but need to see what kinds of foods New Orleans has to offer? Look no further than Visit New Orleans Pinterest Board on New Orleans Food. Everything is there, from photos of the exterior of the famous Commander's Palace to King Cakes, po-boys, pralines, beignets, etoufees, muffaleta, and more.
Photo of the Hermes Bar at Antoine's in New Orleans by Flickr user numinosity