New Orleans is famous for many things, but food is the unquestionable king of that list, and for good reason. But where are the best places to get a bite to eat in this southern cultural fortress? The Lucky Rooster, Rivista, and Thrive Foods are just three new places to try, if the old favorites don't strike your fancy that is.
Thrive Foods got off to an inauspicious start earlier this year. The business, a partnership between chef Rob Faust and Peter Menge, right, provides prepared food for pick-up at the Laurel Street Bakery, with other locations to be announced. Thrive’s first day would have been April 8, but just after cooking the food for customers to pick up, Faust went into sudden cardiac arrest. Faust survived, and he’s fine now, but he spent some time in the hospital and Thrive was on hold for about a month. They got a second chance for a first day on May 13, and they’ve been going strong ever since.