Next to the theater/stage area of the National World War II museum is John Besh’s American Sector cafe. The menu is pretty eclectic with a mix of New Orleans’ staples and fusion inspired takes on comfort food.
I had the spicy garlic glazed fried chicken–a very nice heat to the coating made them finger licking good. The mix of pickles that came with it (watermelon rind, squash and daikon) were a cooling touch. My friends got the fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade–the coating was a little thin but they had a good flavor–and the shrimp po-boy that came with homemade potato chips. The fish fry batter was nice and crisp on the shrimp.
This is a good place to take a break between D-day exhibits, the film and the other sites. Plenty of folks who work in the Warehouse District also go there for lunch.
I’m a fan of Chef Besh’s red velvet cupcake, so make sure you leave room for at least one!