Eating outside the bowl - #BestofNOLA restaurant scene away from the Superdome | Gambit New Orleans

The Wandering Buddha serves vegan Korean cuisine. - Photo by Ian McNulty
Carnival season temporarily redraws the New Orleans map each year with parade routes, surging crowds and parking issues. Locals have grown adept at adjusting their plans accordingly, and that includes dining. A similar spirit of improvisation and adaptability will be especially valuable for anyone interested in dining out this week as Super Bowl XLVII rolls into town.

The entire week leading up to Sunday's game in the Superdome should play out like a giant convention/networking event and photo op for the sponsors, celebrities and high rollers who inhabit the NFL off the gridiron. As any local tourism official will tell you, New Orleans makes a great Super Bowl city because so many of the hotels, restaurants, events halls and attractions are within walking distance of the Superdome. That means all of this action is clustered there, too.

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