Updated: January 3, 2017

In addition to the excitement of NADA itself, the 3 Birds team always loves the opportunity to get back to New Orleans.  This year’s 100th anniversary celebration will feature the NADA100 Carnival at Mardi Gras World on Jan. 26, 2017 with food from some of the finest restaurants in the city and performances by Foreigner, Cowboy Mouth, and more. If you’re looking for an authentic taste of New Orleans when the show floor closes, though, here’s a list of some of our favorite restaurants that are a must every time we visit the city.

Breakfast is served all day long at Mother’s Restaurant. They also offer some of the best po’ boys you’ll find in the city—no surprise since they’ve been serving since 1938.

Galatoire’s Restaurant is a favorite with New Orleans regulars and offers an extensive array of local cuisine. The service is excellent—we always ask for Richard Smith when we stop in.

For succulent oysters or a heaping helping of seafood gumbo, be sure to visit Mike Anderson’s Seafood. Across the street, you’ll find Jean Lafitte’s Old Absinthe House—a 200-year-old bar that’s great for people-watching. The Praline Connection offers authentic Cajun Creole-style cooking at two locations—one just blocks from the convention center.

Don’t have time to sit down? Pick up a famous burger at the Camellia Grill on Carrollton Avenue, or grab café au lait and beignets at Café Du Monde near the French Market. For the latter, you can also make a day of it and tour the historic district. Finish off your outing with a stop at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse in the French Quarter.

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