From the Editor

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When an out-of-town friend comes to visit and asks us where they should go out to eat, it elicits a long, often complicated answer requiring many follow-up questions of our own. What kind of dining experience are you in the mood for? What neighborhood do you want to go out in? Are you looking for classic Creole, Vietnamese, Italian, French…? The list goes on and on. We are fortunate here in New Orleans to have our pick of the crop of mostly any kind of cuisine.

This month, for our annual “Best of” food selection, we highlight one of those world cuisines, with some of the top places for sushi in all its iterations across the city. For the past few years, the city has attracted top sushi chefs that are bringing their own unique stamp and style to the centuries-old cuisine, often with a NOLA-spin that makes them feel right at home. It’s always a challenge to narrow the selections for our November issue, as the offerings are always wide and varied. We have highlighted some of our favorite spots for innovative takes on sushi right now in the city; a menu of places that continues to grow and change each year.

It’s also time for our annual Top Lawyers list, a resource we, as consumers, never think we will need, until we do. In addition to our list of top-notch professionals across the area, we highlight the Pro Bono Project, an organization that has been providing legal counsel to those in need around the area since 1986. With the pandemic and quarantine, plus the added stress of a recent hurricane, resources to navigating a variety of legal challenges are important now more than ever. You’ll get to know some of the people behind scenes that are truly making a difference.

This month, you could say we are truly on a roll, both of the sushi and celebratory kind. We are gearing up for the upcoming holidays, enjoying cooler weather and anticipating spending time with family and friends after a very long year of trials and tribulations. Get out there and enjoy all that fall, and the city, has to offer.

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