Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill, Buras, LA Report #324

Don’t ask how I ended up way down in Buras, Louisiana. The third picture above shows where it is. The blue dot shows my current location in New Orleans, and the little red balloon where you almost run out of Louisiana to travel through is Buras. There’s not a lot to do in Buras. There’s… Continue reading Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill, Buras, LA Report #324

Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA Report #323

This is an old New Orleans restaurant that’s been around in one form or another since 1933. They actually have a garden across the street where they grow things to use in the restaurant for a farm to table experience. You can’t get any fresher than that! I told a fellow New Orleanian I had… Continue reading Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA Report #323

Desire Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #322

This is it! My last COOLinary meal of the 2020 season. I did pretty good. Had 6 of them! The other 5 were dinners. This was the only lunch. This restaurant is located on world famous Bourbon Street, in the French Quarter. It’s in the Royal Sonesta hotel, but there’s an entrance allowing you to… Continue reading Desire Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #322

Tommy’s Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #321

This is the last weekend of the 2020 COOLinary season, and I’ve done everything I can to enjoy it to the fullest! I’ve heard good things about this place for a long time, so we decided to have our last COOLinary dinner here. Nice looking restaurant. I love the dining room we sat in with… Continue reading Tommy’s Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #321

Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320

This place is located in the heart of the French Quarter. The third picture above is Jackson Square, with St. Louis cathedral in the background. Probably one of the images most associated with New Orleans. Muriel’s is located right behind it. And right across the street from Jackson Square is the iconic beignet place, Café… Continue reading Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320

Grand Buffet, Harahan, LA Report #319

I’m not a big fan of Chinese food buffets. But I had just fasted 12 hours for bloodwork for a physical today. That left me absolutely starving. In fact, I was so hungry I almost bit into the nurses arm that was drawing my blood! When I got out of there this place was nearby,… Continue reading Grand Buffet, Harahan, LA Report #319

La Chilanga Bar & Grill, Kenner, LA Report #318

A coworker told me this was a good place for authentic Mexican food.  I typed “La Chilanga” into my Spanish to English translator and it says it means “woman from Mexico city”.  Ok.  Let’s just get to the food. We decided on a small cheese dip to go with the complimentary chips and salsa, a… Continue reading La Chilanga Bar & Grill, Kenner, LA Report #318

Rosie’s On The Roof, New Orleans, LA Report #317

This is my 4th COOLinary dinner of the 2020 season.  First was Coterie NOLA, next was The Pelican Club, then GW Fins.  All of them were great.  Tonight I was looking to make it 4 for 4. If you come to New Orleans you really should visit The National WWII Museum.  This restaurant is located… Continue reading Rosie’s On The Roof, New Orleans, LA Report #317

Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing, Metairie, LA Report #316

This place has been around since 1985, so I guess they’re doing something right.  Cozy little joint, located in a strip mall in a neighborhood called Old Metairie, which is just west of New Orleans. I was in the mood for just pizza, but my dining partner noticed there was seafood gumbo on the menu,… Continue reading Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing, Metairie, LA Report #316

GW Fins, New Orleans, LA Report #315

The COOLinary season is in full swing.  I had my first COOLinary dinner at a place called Coterie, and then one at The Pelican Club.  This place has a great reputation, so my hopes for this third one was high. GW Fins doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside it’s beautiful.  Fish is… Continue reading GW Fins, New Orleans, LA Report #315