People around south Louisiana know better than most how the feeling of a special place can endure even after it's been wiped from the map. Sometimes it's just the recollection of happy times or meaningful occasions spent there, like at family homes now plowed under or churches or schools disappeared from a city's landscape. And sometimes a bit more remains, something tangible like a memento from a landmark destination now vanished.
New Orleans, LA – The taqueria, or its mobile spin-off, the taco truck, functions like a tortilla-based society. Most of the fare served from these utterly casual kitchens is either cradled, folded, wrapped or scattered over some kind of tortilla. That's why, among such choices, the torta is a rebel, and sometimes it can prove an unexpectedly adventurous option for a quick bite on the go.
New Orleans, LA – It's impossible to live in New Orleans without noticing the surge in local seafood consumption this time of year. Lent sets the pace, when more people embrace the Catholic custom of meatless Fridays.