US Reverend on mission to eat at every restaurant in New Orleans

Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A Reverend in the US has announced his goal to eat at every restaurant in New Orleans.

Rev. Ray Fortier Cannata had arrived in New Orleans in 2005 to interview for a new job, and Hurricane Katrina had just ravaged the city and its famous food industry.

"I couldn't understand the city, I couldn't love the city unless I loved the food," ABC News quoted him as saying.

Cannata fell in love with the city right away, the decision to move his family permanently to New Orleans though was a difficult one.

"Our commitment as Christians is to move towards the pain and move towards the need. It would be pretty hard for me to live with myself if I turned my back on this opportunity," he said.

The new job called for many business meals, so Cannata began trying new places each time, and that led to him making it his goal to eat at all the restaurants of New Orleans.

From neighbourhood dives to the city's high-end dining, Cannata has been to 592 eateries - he's got 12 more to go. (ANI)

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