Day 1 APTA Combined Sections Meeting – check!
You’ve just spent the day on your feet, networking and listening to some of the best and brightest physical therapy professionals from across the United States of America and around the world.
After such an amazing day at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, maybe you’re thinking about where – or what – you should eat. With so many options in this fabulous city, how are you supposed to choose?
Our very own Joseph Alejandria is a regular guy, and you may have had the pleasure to meet him today. But, what he may not have told you is that he and his family frequently travel to The Big Easy.
Below is his list of top 5 restaurants you may want to consider when in New Orleans:
Peche is the newest member of Chef Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski’s family of restaurants. Located in the warehouse district of New Orleans at 800 Magazine Street, Peche is a seafood restaurant, featuring an open wood fire grill and a raw bar. The live-fire cooking techniques are amazing!
Feeling like some top-notch sea food tonight? Joseph highly recommends Peche!
For more information or to find a table, visit: pecherestaurant.com.
Acme Oyster House
Looking for fresh, hand-shucked Louisiana oysters? Look no further.
Founded more than a century ago, Acme Oyster House offers a “true local seafood experiences” with locations across the Gulf South. Your best bet would be the French Quarter location at 724 Iberville Street.
If you’re into oysters, Acme’s oysters are prepared in many ways: ice cold on a half shell; chargrilled and sizzling in butter; or fried.
In their words, “Life is more fun with seafood.”
Their website is: acmeoyster.com.
The Joint BBQ
The Joint is known for smoking up juicy, slow-cooked pulled pork and beef brisket. Craving anything else on the Ol’ BBQ? The Joint has it all. Chicken, sausage and ribs with all the sides and fixins.
Located in the heart of New Orleans Garden District at 1403 Washington Avenue, Commander’s Palace, is an award-winning Haute Croel and one of the most popular restaurants in New Orleans.
Check out their Instagram page – the food looks amazing! #Foodie #Drool
Want local ingredients and farm-raised products? Chef Tory McPhail has a “dirt to plate within 100 miles” rule – up to 90% of their ingredients come within 100 miles of the restaurant.
Looking for a recommendation? Try the pecan crusted gulf fish, if it’s still available! For all the tasty meals, visit: commanderspalace.com/cuisine.
Café Du Monde
Too tired to head out? Thinking about tomorrow? Where are you going to get your morning java?
Sure, you could start your day with the conference Cup of Joe, but why not indulge at “the Original French Market Coffee Stand” – something fresh, something local.
Located across New Orleans and a few blocks away from the conference centre at 800 Decatur Street, Café Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop.
You can expect to find dark roasted coffee and chicory beignets, white and chocolate milk, and fresh squeezed OJ. You’ll be able to soothe your sweet tooth with square, French-style donuts covered with powdered sugar.
Details and additional information at cafedumonde.com.
If you make it to one of these locations, we’d love to hear from you! Come visit us at booth #1829.
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Complete Concussion Management is not affiliated with any New Orleans restaurant. The following information was compiled by our team based on the recommendations from Joseph Alejandria. Estimated cost and prices compiled from Yelp.com. Connect with Joseph on Linkedin!