New Orleans restaurants better than before Katrina, New York Times reports

August 4, 2015
By:Todd A. Price,

The New York Times came to town. They ate. They were impressed.

Staff writer Kim Severson checked in with Donald LinkJohn Besh and anthropologist David Beriss. New Orleans restaurants, she reports, are widely regarded as better than before Katrina.

"Global influences and a broader Southern canon have found homes on menus that used to be locked in the Creole mandate," Severson writes. "The number of restaurants as of 2013 is up by at least 11 percent from 2005, according to the Census Bureau."