DINE IN STYLE
To pursue the New Orleans literary scene in the proper spirit, probe some of the city’s best neighborhood restaurants to try inspired dishes that demonstrate why it’s such a gastronome’s paradise. Paladar 511 in the Faubourg Marigny, an area just across Esplanade Avenue from the French Quarter, serves pizza and small dishes with Italian flair in a refurbished warehouse.
Explore Uptown eateries with fresh local fare at Lilette for a French touch or Clancy’s for Creole standards like fried soft-shell crab. Decadent desserts from Beth Biundo Sweets on Baronne Street will definitely give you something to write home about.