Beef Connection, Gretna, LA Report #231

If you’re looking for this place at night, look hard, because that sign doesn’t light up.  Or if it does, it wasn’t lit up tonight. When you see this place it just strikes you how plain it is.  No ornate decorations or anything.  It’s just a simple, no nonsense, steakhouse, and that’s good enough for… Continue reading Beef Connection, Gretna, LA Report #231

Brick Oven Café, Kenner, LA Report #230

After a delicious Italian dinner last night at Venezia’s, followed by Italian desserts at Brocoto’s, you’d think I’d want a change.  No. We were in the mood for pizza, so why not make Italian food the theme for this weekend? I love this place.  The staff is always friendly and the menu pretty extensive.  We… Continue reading Brick Oven Café, Kenner, LA Report #230

Angelo Brocato, New Orleans, LA Report #229

We had an excellent Italian dinner at Venezia’s (previous report), and decided to walk one block to this place for dessert.  If you want real, Italian desserts in New Orleans, this is the place to go.  They’ve been perfecting their craft here since 1905, so I think they’ve had enough time to get their act… Continue reading Angelo Brocato, New Orleans, LA Report #229

Venezia, New Orleans, LA Report #228

New Orleans is a great place for Italian food.  Most Italian immigrants arrived here in the 1880’s from Sicily, and we’ve had a large Italian population ever since.  This place has been here since 1957.  You don’t survive in a food city like this for that long if you’re not good! And this place is… Continue reading Venezia, New Orleans, LA Report #228

Lee’s Hamburgers, Metairie, LA Report #227

This place has been here as long as I can remember, but until today, I’ve never stopped in.  I’m not sure how long this location has been here, but the original Lee’s opened up in downtown New Orleans in 1901! Small place.  Only four booths and five tables.  But that should be plenty, because the… Continue reading Lee’s Hamburgers, Metairie, LA Report #227

China Doll, Harvey, LA Report #226

Probably my last five times eating Chinese food it’s been at the Empress of China.  I love that place and have been kind of stuck on it.  I’ve always heard good things about China Doll.  I tried it once so long ago I couldn’t remember if I liked it or not, so I figured I’d… Continue reading China Doll, Harvey, LA Report #226

Twisted Waffles, New Orleans, LA Report #225

Normally Sunday breakfast for me consist of some kind of egg dish, grits and pancakes.  Always pancakes.  Pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes.  But today, I decided to do something crazy.  Switch to waffles!  You only live once. This place has only been open for about three months but I’ve already heard good things about it. … Continue reading Twisted Waffles, New Orleans, LA Report #225