Chef Nina Compton's Caribbean Creole cuisine put her on the map in New Orleans. But as her star kept rising, she noticed something in the back of her mind. There was nowhere truly great to eat in her neighborhood, the Bywater District. So, with some help from her husband/business partner Larry Miller and longtime sous chef Levi Raines, she corrected that error.
Bywater is a little different from her previous restaurant, in large part because the food is slightly harder to define. Sure, they serve crispy hogs head boudin, but there's also kimchi fried rice at brunch and hamachi tartare with melon kosho. Find out more about what sets it apart in this interview with Nina from CBS This Morning.
Bywater is full of regulars, but you'll be perfectly welcome when you show up for a date night - or morning - that's slightly off the beaten path. Come by for brunch to get whimsical snacks like breakfast sausage corndogs served right alongside classic French omelets and a braised lamb neck sandwich with cucumber yogurt that you might just want to make your thing. Who knows, if this could be your neighborhood restaurant, would you really want to stay home?
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