New Orleans is without a doubt one of the greatest food destinations in the country. The blend of french, cajun, creole and southern ingredients create some of the most unique flavor combinations you can find. NYC has a few NOLA style gems (check out the Po Boy at The Great Jones Cafe and the Jambalaya at The Delta Grill), but there are very few places in the city that stack up to the real thing. The shrimp & grits (above) on Craftbar’s brunch menu is an exception. Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio offers his interpretation of the New Orleans classic that starts with a base of light, cheesy grits and is topped with cajun spiced shrimp, spicy chorizo, grilled shishito peppers and a soft, runny poached egg. For brunch, I also recommend the pecorino risotto balls, the Craftbar burger, and the brioche pain perdu (click through to see pics after the jump). Craftbar is definitely worth a try next time you are looking for unique sunday brunch with some spicy cajun flavors.