- New Orleans, Louisianna, USA
Leslie J. Almeida is a correspondent who lives in New Orleans and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. NOLA born and raised, Almeida learned an appreciation of local food, dining and culture during her early career in the trenches of the hospitality industry. She has been featured on CNN’s Eatocracy, named “Who to Follow in Food on Twitter” and “Best Social Networker” by New Orleans alt-weekly Gambit, and contributed to New Orleans Living magazine and the Our Home, Louisiana Seafood Cookbook. Almeida coordinates the NOLA Eats social dining events, is a contributor for Food Network’s CityEats and is the founder and editor-in-chief of PROPAGANDA New Orleans.