Willie Mae's Scotch House was truly off the beaten path. It's about a half an hour walk from the French Quarter. If you want an adventure, I suggest walking there, if not, it's an easy cab ride there. For $10 I got three pieces of fried chicken, a side of mac and cheese and peas, amazing deal! It truly lived up to it's America's Best Fried Chicken title. It tasted different from other fried chicken I've had. Make sure you go at lunch, they're not open for dinner.
2401 St Ann St, New Orleans
The Big Fisherman Seafood was located near the Garden district in New Orleans. There were no seating there, you had to go in to order the seafood by the pound and head across the street to the pizzeria to order a drink and you were allowed to sit outside to have your feast. The cajun spices they used for the boil was very good and I spent an hour cracking shells and licking my fingers.
3301 Magazine Street, New Orleans
I dragged the beau to the Central Grocery for a Muffuletta sandwich. He complained about how far we've walked but as soon as this sandwich was in his mouth, he eyes lit up. I was not a big fan of sandwiches but this one won me over. It had genoa salami, mortadella, Ham, mozzarella, provolone and an olive spread in between two slices of muffuletta. The beau claimed that this was the best meal of our trip.
923 Decatur St. New Orleans
The cab driver who drove us from the airport to our airbnb place couldn't stop telling us about Jacques Imo's and their alligator cheesecake. I knew we would have to go, even though it was on the other side of the city! The restaurant was very kitschy with loud colours all over. We ordered a couple of dishes but found that we liked the cornbread (which was free as soon as you sit down) and the infamous alligator sausage and shrimp cheesecake the best. There wasn't much to do around the neighbourhood but the Maple Leaf Bar is next door which features bands every night and super cheap drinks.
8324 Oak St. New Orleans