Balise

  Food: 10/10 Drinks: ? Vibes: 9/10 Midwest Foodie: This is the best brunch I’ve ever had…in any city. I know that’s a high mark but let me tell you, when you combine pork tenderloin, homemade biscuits, mushrooms, and fried eggs, you have my heart. The blue crab omelet was to die for as well….

Ba Chi Canteen

Food: 10/10 Drinks: 8/10 Vibes: 7/10 Midwest Foodie: Ba Chi Canteen is the pork master of the crowded NOLA Vietnamese food scene. This place has pork belly spring rolls, bacos (Vietnamese tacos), and pork fecta vermicelli (that’s pork belly, BBQ pork, and chargrilled pork folks). By now you should know how much I love pork, so…

Creole Creamery

Food: 8/10 Drinks: 10/10 Vibes: 9/10 Midwest Foodie: This is definitely the best ice cream shop in town. You might ask why I gave it only an 8/10? The answer is simply that New Orleans ice cream in general is good, not great. The Midwest is the home to truly great ice cream and I…

Bacchanal

Food: 8/10 Drinks: 9/10 Vibes: 10/10 Midwest foodie: The best cheese plate in the city. You pick out cheeses from the fridge and Bacchanal puts them on a legit cheese board with bread, olives, jam, and nuts. Classy with lots of flavor. If you’re looking for something a little heartier than cheese and bread they…

Willa Jean

Food: 9.5/10 Drinks: N/A Vibes: 9/10 Midwest Foodie: Fresh, southern, huge portions, what else could you ask for in this must-see breakfast/brunch spot? I had a salmon croissant with butter and tomatoes that I ate in fewer than two minutes it was so good. Our table also ordered the Willa Jean breakfast and the avocado…

Rosa Mezcal

Food: 9/10 Drinks: N/A Vibes: 7/10 Midwest foodie: Food was damn good here. We had the enchiladas with carne asada, the tacos with guacamole salad and rice, and a burrito that was on special. We all really liked our food. Very fresh with a lot of spice. If you want legit mexican food without the American…