Part neighborhood icebreaker, part culinary social networking, Dishcrawl food tours have made their way to the Crescent City. Focusing on “making life more delicious,” the national start-up organizes intimate edible adventures of specific nabes through local Dishcrawl ambassador Michelle Mashon. Tickets are sold per neighborhood, without listing what the stops will be: The motive behind the mystery is for ’crawlers to keep an open mind and give restaurants they might otherwise overlook a try. Eaters meet the chefs and learn about their food, as well as where it comes from. Expect three to four stops, communal seating at long tables, a relaxed atmosphere, plenty of conversation and a very diverse crowd. Sign up early, seats are limited and sell out fast. Hungry for more? Dishcrawl isn’t New Orleans’ only eat-and-greet: Check out the monthly farm-to-table Mosquito Supper Club at the Tigermen Den.
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