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2002 Fall Restaurant Guide By Neighborhood

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Contributors: Shala Carlson, Lee Cutrone, Frank Etheridge, Kandace Power Graves, Eileen Loh Harrist, Allen Johnson Jr., Scott Jordan, David Kunian, Eva Moran, Sara Roahen, Jillan Scahill, David Lee Simmons, Michael Tisserand and Danielle Williams
Edited by David Lee Simmons

"In a way, all of New Orleans has a neighborhood feel," photographer Kerri McCaffety tells food critic Sara Roahen while discussing McCaffety's new book, Etouffee, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans -- featured in this week's issue. "A lot of the great restaurants here, from Upperline to Jack Dempsey's, have that comfortable, familiar style."

Indeed, there is something undeniably reassuring about New Orleans' restaurants when we considering them literally in their proper place. From the hallowed halls of an Arnaud's or the upscale ambience of a Zoe Bistrot, we know exactly where we are when we're dining in New Orleans. And, invariably, we know we're in the right place. This is why, for the 15th year, we present the fall edition of our restaurant guide by neighborhood. Here's hoping you'll find your place on the map.


About the Cover
Cafe Vial, by B.F. Jonas; oil on canvas, 2002
A Chicago native, Jonas has been a New Orleans resident since 1988 and says the restaurants and nightclubs of the Crescent City have provided him with infinite inspiration. "I like settings where people congregate," he says. "I like to capture intimate moments in public places." To view Jonas' work, call 865-8129 or visit www.bfjonas.com.

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