The 9 Most Sinful Dishes in New Orleans Because We’re Not Kidding About Fat Tuesday
New Orleans may be a lot of things — a party haven, a foodie capital — but one thing’s for sure: you can always count on the good people of N’awlins to go big or die trying. Because when it comes to stuffing your face, the Big Easy does not mess around.
On this fattest of Tuesdays, we’re paying tribute to the most heart-stopping, gut-busting dishes in NoLa. Laissez les bon temps rouler, y’all.
Just Like Mama Used to Make
At Mother’s on Restaurant Row, legend has it that one daredevil customer slapped some ham on his roast beef po’boy — and lo! The Famous Ferdi Special was born. Today, you can chow down on the hearty sandwich, loaded with ham, roast beef, and “debris” (NoLa-speak for renegade roast beef bits). It’s all slathered with gravy, Creole mustard, and mayo…you know, just in case you thought this was going to be a light lunch.
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This sundae from Creole Creamery is not for the faint of heart. A confection as big as its name is long, the Tchoupitoulas consists of eight scoops of ice cream, eight toppings, whipped cream, cherries, and wafers. See that sundae on the left? Yeah, that’s only the mini.
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We’ve heard tales of the Golden Opulence sundae at New York City’s Serendipity 3. It retails at a cool $25,000 — pocket change compared to the now-defunct Strawberries Arnaud in NoLa, which would have set you back four million dollars. At the eponymous Arnaud’s, strawberries were macerated in wine and topped with (what else?) a diamond ring.