This Is Exactly What the Southern Charm NOLA Cast Eats in the Big Easy (Prepare to Drool)

This Is Exactly What the Southern Charm NOLA Cast Eats in the Big Easy (Prepare to Drool)

The ladies and gentlemen of Southern Charm New Orleans share their local favorites.

The Southern Charmers Pick the Best NOLA Dish
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Get ready to lust after the luscious food in the Big Easy when Southern Charm New Orleans premieres next month. This group of friends knows how to party in New Orleans, and what local flavors you should be eating when you plan a trip there.

"Favorite New Orleans dish? Phew, so many!" Justin Reese, a lawyer and sports agent, told The Feast (clip above). "I’m a huge fan of barbecue shrimp, if I’m on the go I enjoy a good po’ boy. Any type of crawfish or shrimp pasta. Bananas foster for dessert is one of my favorite desserts — bananas Foster on top of ice cream, bananas Foster on top of cheese cake, bananas Foster anything!"

"My favorite dish in New Orleans is Gumbo," said Jon Moody, "I’ve had crawfish in so many other places and its horrible, it tastes like rubber, but the moment I eat crawfish in New Orleans, you don't get it anywhere else. Beignets are amazing as far as something sweet."

"My wife Reagan is an excellent cook, she can cook any Creole dish," said retired NFL player Jeff Charleston of Reagan Charleston, whose family has been in NOLA since the 18th century.

"One if my favorite things to make is seafood gumbo now," said Reagan. "I used to be, like, shrimp and grits all the time. I grew up making étouffée. Jambalaya is great, I love a seafood Jambalaya. Any kind of Gulf fish, like, almondine, of my god, with, like, the butter and the almonds — it's so delicious. I could go on forever!"

As Justin says in the Season 1 trailer, "My circle is well-to-do, easy on the eyes, and most of all, well-connected. And though we all have our different histories and beliefs, we all manage to be a big melting pot of gumbo around here." 

Catch your first taste of Southern Charm New Orleans on Sunday, April 15 at 9/8c. 

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