6) "Local" and "seasonal" aren't new buzzwords in these parts.
New Orleans has always reveled in the embarrassment of riches that is our local produce, seafood, meat, and game. Creole tomatoes, cauliflower, mirliton, blackberries, peaches, and corn are our bread and butter (also, bread and butter). We are and always have been the kings of crabs, crawfish, huge shrimp, and amazing fish, not to mention alligators, frogs, and turtles. You like oysters? So do we... that's why we don't gouge you $3.50 per bivalve for them, like an asshole. For under 12 bucks, you can get a dozen of the freshest, cleanest, BIGGEST oysters on the planet, like at Casamento's, which has been rocking the oyster bar since 1919.