Secret Thai Restaurant, Chalmette, LA Report #422

This place is located in an area known as Chalmette, down in St. Bernard Parish. When I think of St. Bernard, I think of seafood. In fact, I used to fish and crab down here a lot. The Parish is 2,159 square miles, of which only 378 are land. 1,781 square miles are water! So… Continue reading Secret Thai Restaurant, Chalmette, LA Report #422

The Country Club, New Orleans, LA Report #421

I’ve been hearing about this place for awhile. They’re known for their weekend Drag Brunch and their food. If you know me, you know the FOOD is what brought me here! I always wondered why they’d call a restaurant “The Country Club”. To my surprise it seems the place actually is a country club. I… Continue reading The Country Club, New Orleans, LA Report #421

Pho Bang Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #420

I was in the mood for Vietnamese food for lunch today. My absolute favorite place for Vietnamese, Tan Dinh, is now closed on Sundays. I’ve been seeing this place forever and never tried it, so I figured today was as good a day as any to check them out. Looks like the sign on the… Continue reading Pho Bang Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #420

Acme Oyster House, Metairie, LA Report #419

This place got it’s start in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1910. They still have a location there, this location, and according to their website they also have one in Baton Rouge, Gulf Shores and Houston. I came out here to the Metairie location to avoid the hassle of parking in the French… Continue reading Acme Oyster House, Metairie, LA Report #419

Trey Yuen, Mandeville, LA Report #418

I’ve been hearing great things about this place for decades. By decades, I don’t mean 20 years or so ago. I mean the 1980’s! The only reason I’ve never been until now is it’s not in New Orleans, which is where I live. It’s located across Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, LA. Their original location was… Continue reading Trey Yuen, Mandeville, LA Report #418

Po-Boy King, Metairie, LA Report #417

I was in the mood for a po-boy tonight. Specifically, a soft shelled crab po-boy. So if you want a good poboy shouldn’t you go to place called the Po-Boy KING? This place is hidden away on a back street right off a main drag. When I saw the sign, I figured the food would… Continue reading Po-Boy King, Metairie, LA Report #417

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Metairie, LA Report #416

I’ve been wanting to try this place for some time, but it looked a little pricey and I’m allergic to spending money. Yesterday was my birthday and I was asked where I wanted to eat. My first question was, “You buying”? When the answer was “yes”, I knew the time had come. I love a… Continue reading Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Metairie, LA Report #416

Gambino’s Bakery, Metairie, LA Report #415

Long ago when I decided to add bakeries to my reports, this is the place I should have reviewed first. If any place epitomizes New Orleans tradition, it’s Gambino’s. Just look at the thirds picture above. Even the employees are traditional. Some have been there over 40 years! Gambino’s has been around since 1949. I… Continue reading Gambino’s Bakery, Metairie, LA Report #415

Don’s Seafood, Metairie, LA Report #414

The original Don’s Seafood opened in Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1934. I’m not sure when this location opened, but it’ been here as long as I can remember. Located on a main drag in Metairie, I’ve driven past it countless times. When this place comes up and I tell someone I’ve never been to Don’s, they’re… Continue reading Don’s Seafood, Metairie, LA Report #414

Fausto’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #413

We’re still recovering from Hurricane Ida down here. Many restaurant’s still aren’t open. In New Orleans, there’s also a decree by the mayor requiring people to prove they’re vaccinated against Covid to dine in restaurants. No vaccine card, no entry. Well this place is open, and it’s located a mere 1/4 miles west of New… Continue reading Fausto’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #413