Mr. ReddHedd and I are headed to NOLA for an anniversary trip/vacation starting tomorrow. (And boy do we both need one.)

As I’ve been planning for the trip, I’ve been researching food in New Orleans. This will be my first visit to the Big Easy and I’m really looking forward to it.

Because I’m a foodie, a lot of the fun in planning goes toward learning about various dining options, food specialties and great local joints along with the usual touristy bits and pieces. If my research on NOLA is any indication, it is a foodie paradise and I should be in heaven the whole time. (Let alone, sleeping in a bit. Woo hoo!)

That got me thinking about food and travel, and made me wonder what your favorite places — and dishes — might be. Do tell!

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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