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Monday, October 11, 2010


EAT HERE: A Good Food Guide to New Orleans.

Our School's partner restaurants - the buyers of our delicious sprouts, microgreens and other produce grown on our farm:

(1) The American Sector
945 Magazine Street
(504) 528-1940
Housed in the World War II museum, The American Sector is the newest John Besh restaurant. Enjoy sprouts and microgreens from OSBG featured in inventive spins on American favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf and more. ($15)

(2) a' Mano
870 Tchoupitoulas Street
(504) 208-9280

Critically acclaimed a’ Mano serves central and southern Italian cuisine, featuring house-cured salami, hand-crafted pastas, and long-simmered dishes with ingredients carefully sourced from the local, sustainable, and artisanal purveyors featured in this guide. ($20)

(3) Boucherie
8115 Jeannette Street
(504) 862-5514

Boucherie’s critically acclaimed contemporary southern cuisine reflects their purpose - fine dining for the people. Their affordable menu features local meats smoked, cured, aged and prepared in house, and an array of local produce from Crescent City Farmers Market, Hollygrove Market & Farm and OSBG. ($15)

(4) Cochon Restaurant
930 Tchoupitoulas Street
(504) 588-PORK

One of three restaurants by Chef Donald Link featured on this map, Cochon Restaurant is noted for its traditional Cajun Southern dishes, as well as for its unique work to source as much Good Food as possible. Their menu features produce from the food projects on this map, as well as food sourced by their staff Forager - the first position of it’s kind in New Orleans - whose role is to connect Link Restaurants to regional farmers. ($30)

(4) Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas Street
(504) 588-PORK

Link’s newest restaurant, Cochon Butcher is a retail butcher shop, a deli and a wine bar specializing in regional, house made meats and sausages, high grade fresh cuts of all natural meat, sandwiches and ready to cook items. ($15)

(5) Coquette
2800 Magazine Street
(504) 265-0421

A popular French bistro with a menu that changes daily, Coquette serves excellent bistro fare with a focus on local fresh ingredients from the projects listed on this map. The bar features seasonal house infused spirits, signature cocktails and an eclectic wine list. ($25)

(6) Domenica
123 Baronne Street
(504) 648-6020

A dining experience at Domenica is as warm and inviting as a traditional Sunday supper in a rural Italian village, each dish lovingly prepared. Domenica’s wood-fired margherita pizza features several varieties of fresh basil from OSBG. ($25)

(7) Emeril's
800 Tchoupitoulas Street
(504) 528-9393

Located in a remodeled warehouse in the Central Business District, Emeril’s is one of the most frequented restaurants in the city. Their menu features Good Food from all of the projects listed on this map. ($25)

(8) The Green Goddess
307 Exchange Alley
(504) 301-3347

Enjoy dining indoors or out at chef Chris DeBarr’s The Green Goddess, a funky French Quarter hideaway where the “soul food from here, there and everywhere” features ingredients from local and regional farmers. ($20)

(9) Herbsaint Restaurant
701 St. Charles Avenue
(504) 524-4114

Chef Donald Link’s James Beard Award-winning Herbsaint Restaurant features souther cuisine with French influence and contemporary twists, focusing on local and regional produce, meats, seafood, and dairy sourced by Link Restaurant Group’s staff forager. ($25)

(10) Lilette
3637 Magazine Street
(504) 895-1636

Bustling yet intimate, Lilette fits nicely into the Crescent City’s neighborhood bistro scene. Chef John Harris’ menu spans a contemporary French range - heirloom tomato salad, juicy duck confit, fresh Gulf seafood, and savory braciola - featuring produce sourced from all the projects noted on this map. ($25)

(11) Le Foret
129 Camp Street
(504) 553-6738

A meal at Le Foret is designed to live up to the expectations of a celebrity event. In every dish, you’ll discover southern-inspired Good Food from all the projects listed on this map prepared with strong French technique and seasonal flavors. ($35)

(12) L

333 St. Charles Avenue
(504) 378-2840

Lüke restaurant is an homage to the grand old Franco-German brasseries that once reigned in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune Lagniappe lauded Lüke for its “disarmingly home-spun culinary touches and broad-shouldered dishes that satisfy something more than just an appetite.” ($20)

(13) Martinique
5908 Magazine Street
(504) 891-8495

Martinique, a beautiful and cozy uptown restaurant has a tropical atmosphere that is elegant, enchanting and sophisticated. The menu features Good Food in unique cross-cultural cooking that hails from both France and Martinique. Try the sunflower and pea sprouts salad, straight from OSBG. ($30)

(14) Restaurant August
301 Tchoupitoulas Street
(504) 299-9777

The cuisine at Restaurant August is contemporary French with a focus on local ingredients from OSBG and Crescent City Farmers Market, inspired by Chef John Besh’s classical training here and in Europe, and by his own southern Louisiana roots. ($30)

(15) Satsuma
3218 Dauphine Street
(504) 304-5962

Local, organic produce shapes the menu of Satsuma, an art-filled Bywater cafe where carnivores and vegans alike will delight in a menu featuring organic satsumas from a local citrus grove and greens, tomatoes and more from farmers throughout the region. Enjoy delicious Louisiana beets and arugula in the roasted beet and fig salad. ($10)

"What is Good Food?
Good Food is delicious and healthy food from our communities – fresh from local farmers who grow and sell sustainably and ethically on local land.
Good Food also does good. In New Orleans, people, restaurants and organizations are coming together and using Good Food to do good for our city and region. “Eat Here” is an invitation to join this movement. By choosing markets and restaurants within these networks, you build our local Good Food Movement.
Consider this map a guide to doing good while eating Good Food in New Orleans.
Notice the arrows depicting relationships between New Orleans farms, markets, restaurants and community food projects. When you – the individual consumer - enter this picture, these relationships become powerful. By spending your money at the places on this map, you can join this network and assume the role of a funder – helping do good with Good Food.
At restaurants across the city, you can choose dishes featuring produce from Louisiana and Mississippi farmers, sourced by Hollygrove Market and Farm and Crescent City Farmer’s Market. Both projects have forged significant relationships between regional farmers and New Orleans restaurants and households. Supporting these markets increases the economic viability of farming and strengthens our regional food economy.
At the same restaurants, you can enjoy sprouts and microgreens from Our School at Blair Grocery in the Lower Ninth Ward. Purchasing these dishes supports a community school that uses Good Food as a means to create jobs and empower youth. Within the experiential curriculum of the sprouts business, students become social entrepreneurs, gaining the skills necessary to build solutions to the challenges facing their communities.
You can do good with Good Food outside the restaurant too. Visit Crescent City Farmers Market at any of their three locations and bring your food stamps to get twice the groceries; visit Hollygrove and their partner markets (like Blair Grocery’s Our Market) and support their work to increase access to Good Food for everyone.
Join us! Eat here and build our Good Food Movement."

If you are headed this way for the Community Food Security Coalition Conference this coming weekend, the map will be included in your conference materials. It highlights local food networks and places to support Good Food in New Orleans - at markets, restaurants, and community food projects. Take a look! Many thanks to Jakob Rosenzweig for the great design.

If you're from NOLA, or if you're headed to town this weekend for the conference, we encourage you to support Good Food and OSBG by choosing to eat and shop at these spots!

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