Best Food on Fest Grounds: Miss Linda's Yakamein
There’s drunk food, but what about hangover food? Miss Linda’s Ya Ka Mein soup is a Jazz Fest staple that has earned the nickname Old Sober for a reason. Like Vietnamese pho crossed with Chinese noodle soup, the meal is a combination of beef, eggs, green onions and noodles in a peppery, spicy, salty broth made with beef stock and soy sauce. Though it has received national coverage Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation and Food Network’s Chopped: Pride of New Orleans, Ya Ka Mein is not yet ubitquitous within the city, much less outside of it.