In a city plagued by incredible cuisine, Upperline has remained one of New Orleans’ top restaurants. Owner Joann Clevenger is as welcoming as her food is delicious. Always willing to share a story, Joann brings more than smile to the table, as she is a culinary powerhouse inventor of shrimp remoulade with fried green tomatoes. The food represents all that is good of New Orleans and its culture; full of flavor, color and a little bit of spice when necessary. Reasons abound as to why they keep getting nods from the James Beard Foundation year after year. 1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA 70115 504-891-9822 www.upperline.com