By: Gwendolyn Knapp, Eater Nola
The Times-Pic critic Brett Anderson has just named the top 12 dishes he ate in New Orleans this year, and while the world might be expecting a heavy dose of rich Creole cooking, this list is actually a pretty good indication that New Orleans 'remarkable' dining scene is continuing to change.
Middle Eastern, haute Mexican, Cuban, and even Southwestern-influenced dishes make Anderson's list this year, alongside a few restaurants that continue to push the boundaries of traditional Creole, Cajun, and French cuisine, a couple local seafood stalwarts, and a few unexpected gems. Behold the dishes you need to get your hands on now:
Oyster on the half shell, Borgne