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Here's Where Politicians Love to Eat in New Orleans

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Just in time for tomorrow's citywide elections, The Times Pic and WVUE have teamed up to bring you the top 100 restaurants that appear on campaign expenditure reports in Louisiana. Well this data confirms a few things about the state's policitians, as Brett Anderson notes: They apparently love pasta, steak, Grand Dames, Louisiana seafood, and they spent a combined $1.5 million of campaign funds dining at restaurants between 2009-2012. But start asking "is it too much to ask our politicians to have good taste?" like Anderson does, and you might as well be talking to the bottom of a duck commander Tervis cup. Just rest assured knowing that both Copeland's AND Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro have made the top 100.

Here now are the top ten New Orleans' area restaurants where politicians like to eat, including their rank in the top 100, and how much money politicians spent there.

· Ruth's Chris: ranked 1st overall, $171, 205
· Andrea's (Metairie): ranked 3rd overall, $60, 579
·, Antoines: ranked 9th overall, $32,557
· Galatoire's ranked 12th overall, $27,574
· Morton's The Steakhouse (has other locations too): ranked 16th overall, $21,181
· French Market Restaurant: ranked 23rd overall, $18,544
· Don's Seafood Hut: ranked 25th overall, $17,317
· Copeland's (multiple locations): 27th overall, $16,964
· Dooky Chase: 32nd overall, $14,034
· Mo's Pizza (Westwego: 37th overall, $12,474

More Area Restaurants on the Top 100
· Ralph's On The Park
· Commander's Palace
· Houston's
· Mandina's
· August
· Arnauds
· Red Maple
· Crescent City Steakhouse
· Barreca's (Metairie)
· Tommy's
· Brennan's
· American Sector
· Clancy's
· Mr. John's Steakhouse
· Johnny's Seafood (Marrero)
· Deanies Seafood
· Palace Cafe
· Johnny Trauth's Seafood Bistro (Kenner)
· Bayona
· Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro

· Top 100 restaurants Louisiana politicians love, and what that reveals about their spending, taste [NOLA.com]
· Graphic: Top 100 restaurants in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and other Louisiana cities where politicians spent campaign dollars [NOLA.com]
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Copelands in Covington [Photo: Facebook]

Galatoire's

209 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 504 525 2021

Andrea's Restaurant

3100 19th Street, , LA 70002 (504) 834-8583 Visit Website

Dooky Chase Restaurant

2301 Orleans Avenue, , LA 70119 (504) 821-0600 Visit Website

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