New Orleans is one of America’s culinary capitals, so no one should be too surprised that the Southern Food and Beverage Museum calls the city home. As a bonus, the museum’s open warehouse-style space also houses the Museum of the American Cocktail–two for the price of one, literally.
My wife and I recently visited the museums, where barbecue is celebrated, absinthe myths are debunked, and garbage pails are plenty, because visitors are allowed to eat while they browse the exhibits. They are food museums, after all. The San Diego Reader just published the story of our visit here.