There is New Orleans dining before Susan Spicer and New Orleans dining after Susan Spicer. People have eaten well here for ages, but since Spicer’s debut at Bayona in 1990 the Crescent City has become endlessly more delicious.
These days, Rosedale is the hidden emerald of her restaurants. It is situated in a roadhouse behind the cemetery center off City Park Avenue and Canal. The food, like the pimento cheese sandwich and shrimp Creole, is comforting without being basic. It is the type of restaurant you could eat at weekly and be content. Come to think of it, maybe we will.