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New Orleans, My Favorite Food Town

When I am traveling for work or pleasure, I am always excited about going to New Orleans.  I love the people in New Orleans, the culture, and the food.  I spent 15 years producing America’s favorite chef, Emeril Lagasse so I got the chance to spend a lot of a time in the crescent city!  It’s a food town, and for me it’s all about the mom and pop places, and some great old school institutions.  I am serious about my food program in New Orleans; I can’t afford to have one bad meal.  There are just too many good spots, and the all hold special memories for me!!  So from time to time you will see me write about New Orleans and the restaurants and food that I like to explore!  Here’s my first place that I want to share with you!   It one that you have to put on the list!  If you do stop by be sure to tell them that Rochelle Brown sent you!!

My first Stop Wille May’s Kitchen Scotch Kitchen in the seventh ward!!  Best Fried Chicken!!

I love this fried chicken because it really is just like Grandma use to make in her cast iron skillet. Every piece of fried chicken served here is made with extra loving and care.  There is no big batch cooking of the fried chicken here, every order is fried in grandma’s cast iron skillet to order.  It is seasoned to perfection and fried juicy and crispy every time!! It is served to the table hot, and you can see all the beautiful crunchiness on it!  As we would say in my house, fried just right!! When you bite into this chicken, your taste buds are happy, happy!  You’ll never look at fried chicken the same again!  It really is probably one of the best in the world!  I am not just making that up either, You Google it, and even the USA today said it was one of the best you can find!  They also have great sides and down right delicious desserts, the cheesecake with fresh strawberries is to die for!  It’s really off the beaten path, so if you take a taxi there, don’t get concerned by the ride there…. it is a Neighborhood joint!!  The dining room is small, and they have limited work hours, so be sure to call ahead to see when they are open!  You won’t be disappointed and the price is right, and one last thing. Order the sweet tea!  They are only open for lunch, so call ahead to see the hours of operation, and if you want to see how size does not matter, peak into the very tiny kitchen where the these big bold dishes come out of, you will be blown away!  It is a sight to see!!  Don’t get caught peeking in the kitchen!!  They guard that recipe like fort Knox, and if you have a taste, you will know why!!

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