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Texas Longhorns have mixed reviews of New Orleans food ahead of Sugar Bowl

Ahead of their game against the Georgia Bulldogs, the Texas Longhorns are food critics in The Big Easy.

NEW ORLEANS — Hands down, the food is on another level in New Orleans.

During the Texas Longhorns' time in NOLA preparing for the Sugar Bowl, the Horns have made time to sample some of the popular dining spots in The Big Easy.

From southern fried chicken, to oysters to gumbo to jambalaya to creole, the list is a lengthy one.

There were mixed reviews, but mainly positive ones.

Texas senior defensive end, Charles Omenihu, said he'd choose Austin's food options over NOLA.

"The hype of the food didn't live up to my expectations. New Orleans is good though," said Omenihu.


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The beignets are a popular and tasty treat in NOLA. Texas defensive back, Brandon Jones, was impressed with the beignets, but he experienced a powdered sugar disaster.

"Took them up to my hotel room, opened the bag and powder all over the floor," said Jones.

Hilarious, but I, too experienced the same. But, I personally didn't realize it until I was walking two blocks away from Cafe du Monde while walking down the sidewalk. I was curious why so many people were staring at my pants -- powdered sugar all over my khaki pants.

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