Chappy Hardy, Eating Right, Bite by Bite

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Hardy and Wayne Baquet

The writer grills the restaurateur on...

Wayne Baquet

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Restaurant critic Brett Anderson of New Orleans' Times Picayune describes Lil' Dizzy's as "the new breakfast-lunch place opened by one of the more familiar faces in New Orleans restaurants: Wayne Baquet, the last active restaurateur from New Orleans' first family of 'Creole soul.'"

Chappy Hardy is a writer, producer, and man-about-town in New Orleans. He's currently on a mission to eat his way across the southern United States, measuring the places he dines by delectability and cost-per-bite.

He speaks to Scott Simon from Lil' Dizzy's, a restaurant outside the French Quarter, about the eatery's daily buffet. The proprietor, Wayne Baquet, is the scion of a well-known New Orleans restaurant family, and carries the family tradition of "creole soul" cookery.