haven’t eaten at every restaurant in New Orleans, but I’d be surprised if there’s a better shrimp and grits dish to be found in the city. The shrimp are big and spicy, the grits are perfectly creamy and rich, and overall, the dish is the most flavorful incarnation that I’ve ever tasted. Atchafalaya’s fried green tomatoes and pork chop also sent my taste buds into orgasm. The service and ambience are great, but it’s the food here that is utterly sublime. WB
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA. +1 (504) 891-9626. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.atchafalayarestaurant.com.