Chelsea Brasted

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Chelsea Brasted is a freelance writer in her hometown of New Orleans, where she formerly worked for The Times-Picayune as an arts and entertainment reporter and breaking news editor. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal. She prefers her adult beverages in go-cups, and there’s never been a cheeseburger she couldn’t find it in her heart to love.

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Where To Eat & Stay In New Orleans

Our 13 favorite restaurants and hotels in New Orleans.

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Luvi in Uptown is a fun spot to go split a ton of Shanghainese and Japanese dishes.

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Saint-Germain is a fun wine bar in the Bywater with a five-course tasting menu.

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Dooky Chase Restaurant

Dooky Chase's is a New Orleans institution and one of the best places for Creole food in existence.

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Bywater American Bistro

Bywater American Bistro combines Creole, Southern, Cajun, and Caribbean flavors for one of the most interesting menus in New Orleans.

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Paladar 511

Paladar 511 is a bustling Italian restaurant in the Bywater.

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Pizza Delicious

Pizza Delicious is a Bywater pizza spot serving up NY-style slices and whole pies.