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Maxim’s New Orleans Mardi Gras Food Guide

Camellia Grill
540 Chartres St

The place:
The Camellia Grill recently opened this new location right smack in the French Quarter, but it's not without the original's marble counters, fluffy omelets, and "charming" waiters.

The food:

Sausage Omelet


Cameron's take:
This omelet comes with an unidentified cheese - likely American - but it blends so perfectly with the creamy and fluffy eggs that I could hardly find it.

Nick's take:
This is the single fluffiest omelet I’ve ever encountered. I wasn’t sure whether to eat it or take a nap on it (I did both).

Muffuletta


Cameron's take:
This non-traditional muffuletta has some merits of its own. The corned beef and Swiss made this sandwich a bit reuben-esque.

Nick's take:
It’s not much like the original Muffuletta, but it’s actually a more palatable breakfast food, since it’s hot, greasy, and perfect to wash down with a coffee/beer/Bloody Mary trifecta.

French Market
1800 N Peters St

The place:
This market makes Central Grocery look like an infant. Operating in some capacity since 1791, you can get everything from chincy sunglasses to crawfish to live jazz at this open air bazaar.

The food:

Pralines


Cameron's take:
I was told that this was made from pecans and sugar, but I feel like the main ingredient is actually magic. I could just never stop eating these.

Nick's take:
You know what you really need after an endless barrage of alcohol, fried food and caffeine? A giant sugar-bomb. Trust us, it’s good for you.

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