Piece Of Meat, New Orleans, LA Report #265

Besides being a restaurant, this pace is a pretty fancy butcher shop.  If you ever wondered where you could find different cuts of Wagyu beef, duck confit, smoked pork chops and duck breast, Mortadella and numerous hard, dry sausages, this is the place for you!  In fact, while we were in there a lady behind… Continue reading Piece Of Meat, New Orleans, LA Report #265

Turmeric Indian Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #264

I was trying to figure out the last time I had Indian cuisine.  I remembered it was at a place uptown called Nirvana.  I also remembered I went while I was at work.  I last worked up there in 2004, so its been over 15 years.  That’s too long to deprive my palate of any… Continue reading Turmeric Indian Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #264

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

A lot of people avoid chain restaurants because they don’t equate them with quality food.  If that was a rule, this place is definitely an exception to it!  From the wood burning pizza ovens to the house made salad dressing, this place is pretty good! Last time I went to a Carrabba’s was about 10… Continue reading Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

Costera, New Orleans, LA Report #262

This is a Spanish restaurant.  In fact, on their website they describe themselves as a “coastal Spanish restaurant”.  I guess maybe in Spain they differentiate between coastal and other types of Spanish food.  Either way, we don’t have a lot of Spanish restaurants in New Orleans so I was excited about eating here. The large… Continue reading Costera, New Orleans, LA Report #262

Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261

I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans 22 years ago.  The Home Depot I frequent is right across the street from this bakery, and one of my favorite Mexican joints, La Fiesta, is on the same street a couple blocks away.  That being said, I’ve driven past this place a hundred times and somehow… Continue reading Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261

RiverShack Gretna, Gretna, LA Report #260

If you ignore the construction going on in front, this is a nice looking place.  I’m not sure what they’re doing with the construction, but I saw a bunch of potted plants out there, so landscaping is in the near future.  It’ll probably be nicer looking then! This place is located right on the Mississippi… Continue reading RiverShack Gretna, Gretna, LA Report #260

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, Gretna, LA Report #259

Yes, I know this is a chain.  Yes, I know the food snobs will say I’m an idiot for eating at a chain.  And yes, I could care less.  If the food is good, I’m there! I never tried this place before.  We were in the mood for BBQ.  I live on the Westbank of… Continue reading Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, Gretna, LA Report #259