50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015 / by BRG Hospitality

SOUTHERN LIVING: Jennifer Cole

Alon Shaya, Shaya

New Orleans, Louisiana
@AlonShaya

Few cities embrace the South’s diverse culinary roots like New Orleans. This year, the Crescent City expands its culinary portfolio with the opening of Shaya, an Israeli restaurant headed up by Domenica’s executive chef, Alon Shaya. In this next joint venture with James Beard-winning chef John Besh, Alon shows off the foods of his native country and fills underrepresented space in the South’s rich dining scene. Expect Israeli dishes made with local ingredients that meld NOLA heritage with Mediterranean staples. Read More >