The Washington Post's Tom Siestsema ate, drank and shopped in 271 restaurants, bars, food stores and farmers markets in 2015 to help rank the country's 10 best food cities.
In New Orleans, he tried places like Brennan's, Central Grocery, Galatoire's, Herbsaint and Guy's Po-boys among others. His "defining moment" came at Galatoire for a Friday lunch.
Altogether, what he found were the flavors, service and sights were worthy of ranking the Big Easy as the country's fourth-best food city.
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