Wildsam New Orleans Field Guide


The magic of New Orleans is more than the romance – the mornings in the Quarter and afternoons in the Garden District. Rebirth at the Maple Leaf and John Boutte at dba. And the wonderfully rich culinary heritage of Creole, Cajun and Southern cuisines. But to know New Orleans, one must also know its complicated wounds. The forgotten neighborhoods. Its swollen prisons. The long disparity of race and class. The truest, and most beautiful, NOLA story embraces the whole story, shining a light on the city’s blessings and curses.

Table of Contents:

  • Essentials

    Hotels picks, annual calendar, city stats and more

  • Bests

    A curated list of po-boys, beignet stands, parade secrets, weekly jazz, art galleries and more

  • Almanac

    Timelines, how-to’s, newspaper clippings, letters, lists, jazz reviews and other historical hearsay

  • Maps

    Hand-illustrated maps of classical cooking, live jazz, city beauty, country adventures, bar crawls, and the best of Mardi Gras

  • Interviews

    Conversations on running a restaurant, fixing a saxophone, charter schools, crowded prisons, a sportswriter’s life and more

  • Essays

    Stories about classic city restaurants, the true beauty of a cemetery, and one miracle during the storm and short fiction from an American master


restaurant critic - Brett Anderson
chef - Susan Spicer
oyster shucker - Thomas Stewart
sax repairman - Martin Krusche
preservationist - Gabrielle Begue
bartender - Chris Hannah
sportswriter - Peter Finney
writer - Rien Fertel
river pilot - Mike Lorina
inmate advocate - Calvin Duncan
food writer - Sara Roahen
mardi gras chief - Victor Harris
journalist  -  Katy Reckdahl

Illustrations -Scott Campbell

Type: Books

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