The Man Who Ate New Orleans is the story of a New Yorker who sets out to accomplish something no one in the 300-year history of New Orleans has ever done – eat a meal at every restaurant in the city. Ray Cannata, is a Presbyterian minister who moves to New Orleans shortly after Hurrican Katrina to help revitalize a tiny church there. At his first service after the storm, he boldly challenges the seventeen people present to build a church around a commitment to help rebuild the city.
Just over five years later, the church is large and thriving, and has worked on over 500 homes in New Orleans. And Ray himself is preparing to eat at the last of his 700+ restaurants and truly become The Man Who Ate New Orleans.
This film is much more than the story of a historic food quest. It's the journey that has taken Ray into every corner of the city and taught him what it means love its people,a nd how how, through the food, the music, and the rebuilding, he truly became a New Orleanian.
by Michael Dunaway
Food, music, and rebuilding in NOLA. A historic quest to eat at every single restaurant in town.
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