TIME magazine picks the best restaurant in every state; here’s its Louisiana choice | Food/Restaurants

Using its list of best restaurants in America, the James Beard award nominations, expert reviews and local recommendations, TIME magazine has come up with its list of each state’s best restaurant.

In Louisiana, its choice is Herbsaint in New Orleans.

TIME says the restaurant’s beef short rib starter and its duck confit are among the best dishes on the menu.

Rebecca Wilcomb, chef de cuisine of Herbsaint, recently won the regional James Beard award for Best Chef: South. That’s a category New Orleans has dominated lately, and Wilcomb’s award makes her the latest in a long line of James Beard award winners from the Link Restaurant Group.

In winning the Best Chef: South award, Wilcomb joined a pantheon of acclaimed New Orleans chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Frank Brigtsen and Susan Spicer who have shared the honor through the years. Last year, the Best Chef: South award went to New Orleans chef Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Balise. Alon Shaya won it in 2015.

Earlier this week, Bon Appetit magazine named New Orleans Turkey and the Wolf, a quirky sandwich shop in a neighborhood between the Lower Garden District and the Irish Channel, the nation’s best new restaurant.

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