The Reef, Biloxi, MS Report #512

This was my final stop on my little Mississippi Gulf Coast getaway. When I first looked at this place I thought, “Wow, this joint is huge”! But it’s really not as big as it looks. At first you think it’s three stories, but the first floor is nothing but space. That’s reserved for the storm… Continue reading The Reef, Biloxi, MS Report #512

Panda Palace Buffet, Gulfport, MS Report #511

Ok, you’re probably saying, “A Chinese Buffet? You’re really reporting on one of THOSE”? Yes, I am. Let me tell you a little story. Not sure if I ever told y’all before but I was a Navy Reservist. At one point during my career, I was assigned to the Seabee Base in Gulfport. I was… Continue reading Panda Palace Buffet, Gulfport, MS Report #511

The Rack House Steak & Spirits, Gulfport, MS Report #510

I ended up in Mississippi this weekend. And in the mood for steak. If you’re driving through Gulfport you’re likely to see a billboard for this place. I did, and decided to give it a try! According to their website, a Rack House is a warehouse where distillers store and age their barrels of liquor.… Continue reading The Rack House Steak & Spirits, Gulfport, MS Report #510

Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine, Metairie, LA Report #509

For months now we’ve been trying to eat at a place out here in Metairie called Fusion CafĂ©. A friend of mine told me they make a shrimp pho that’s delicious! The first time we tried to go there, according to their website they were open. When we got there they were closed. We ended… Continue reading Daiwa Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine, Metairie, LA Report #509

Thai Zapp Cafe, Metairie, LA Report #508

About a month and a half ago, I was in Metairie and in the mood for Thai food. I tried a new place and had a meal that was mediocre at best. When I posted my report, a friend told me I SHOULD have gone to Thai Zapp. That Thai Zapp is the BEST place… Continue reading Thai Zapp Cafe, Metairie, LA Report #508

Mandina’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #507

This place has been around a long time. In fact, it’ll make its 100th birthday in a decade. I haven’t been here since back in the early 1990’s. A friend of mine and I used to work in the area and spent many a night after work closing down the bar here. Around that same… Continue reading Mandina’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #507

Espiritu, New Orleans, LA Report #506

I was perusing restaurants online and this one got some pretty good reviews. It’s described as a, “Breezy, bohemian-style hangout serving Mexican classics like tacos & tortas, plus mezcal & tequila”. I had no idea what “bohemian-style” was, but it sounded good to me! So we came on in. Nice looking little place. I had… Continue reading Espiritu, New Orleans, LA Report #506

Kabob House, Metairie, LA Report #505

This place is on the main drag through Metairie, so I’ve passed it hundreds of times but never considered stopping in. Looks like a fast-food type of joint, located in a little strip mall and attached to a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop. And as we all know I have a taste for the finer things… Continue reading Kabob House, Metairie, LA Report #505

The Midway Pizza, New Orleans, LA Report #504

I heard this place specializes in New Orleans style deep dish pizzas. I didn’t know such a thing existed! I know Chicago is famous for them. I’ve never really been a deep dish guy. I like thin and crispy crust. But, if that’s what this place is known for, I figured I’d give it a… Continue reading The Midway Pizza, New Orleans, LA Report #504

Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503

Awhile back my son invited me to get this app called Upside. It gives you cash back when you buy gas at certain gas stations and eat at certain restaurants. He wasn’t looking out for me, though. His ulterior motive was he gets a monetary kickback every time I use the app, since I used… Continue reading Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503