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Brett Anderson Returns To Criticdom! Here Are His Top 10 Dishes of Early 2015!

Anderson names the top ten dishes he's enjoyed in New Orleans so far this year.

Inside Red's, home of kick ass Kung Pao Pastrami
Inside Red's, home of kick ass Kung Pao Pastrami

New father and head critic at TheTimes-Pic Brett Anderson has finally returned from a nine week hiatus and is back with a top ten list of the best dishes he's tried so far this year.  Pizza, po' boys, a burger, and more rib-sticking sinful eats comprise the list, showcasing more casual restaurants than upscale.  Here now, are the 10 best things Anderson has had in 2015:

  • Baked Apple at Brennan's
  • Crawfish ettoufee at Liuzza's
  • Drink of Laughter and Forgetting at Cellardoor: "The drink is included here, in a column about eating, for having achieved the kind of balance I admire in creative cooking, and for so successfully drawing out the refreshing qualities of Cynar."
  • Green Chile Cheeseburger at Atomic Burger
  • Kung Pao Pastrami at Red's Chinese
  • Margherita Pizza at both Dolce Vita and Wood: "Both offer convincing evidence that excellent pizza is becoming another thing New Orleanians can take for granted."
  • Oysters on the Halfshell at Pascal's Manale
  • Oysters Rockefeller Soup at Clancy's
  • Rum Cake at Pagoda Cafe: "You can taste the booze."
  • Shrimp Po' Boy at Guy's