Specialty Italian Bistro, Gretna, La. Report #66

I’ve been coming to this place for a few years and I like it!  The dining room, which I neglected to take a picture of isn’t huge, but it’s not tiny.  Nicely decorated too.  The “Today’s menu” Philly Cheesesteak pizza sign is always there, so it’s not like it’s a special. The seafood gumbo has… Continue reading Specialty Italian Bistro, Gretna, La. Report #66

Chubbie’s, New Orleans, La. Report #65

It’s hard to find a fried chicken joint that’s not part of some big chain like Popeye’s, KFC or Church’s, but on the Westbank of New Orleans there’s one, and it’s VERY good!  The line inside is a testament to that.  And Chubbie’s sells a lot more than fried chicken.  The only non-chicken food I’ve… Continue reading Chubbie’s, New Orleans, La. Report #65

Cafe’ Bella, Marrero, La. Report #64

  I received an email from Groupon and this restaurant was featured.  The menu looked great so I bought the Groupon and went to give it a try.  A local food critic named Tom Fitzmorris has a rule about restaurants.  When a new one opens wait 6 months before you go and try it so… Continue reading Cafe’ Bella, Marrero, La. Report #64

Dat Dog, New Orleans, La. Report #63

If you’re tired of traditional hot dogs this is the place for you.  Indoor and outdoor patio seating.  Nice bar, with a door allowing the bartender to serve both indoor and outdoor diners.  On weekends they also have local vendors selling art, jewelry and clothes in the patio area. We tried three dogs.  First, we… Continue reading Dat Dog, New Orleans, La. Report #63

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Slidell, La. Report #62

BJ’s is great.  Unfortunately for me they don’t have one in New Orleans.  The only three in Louisiana are in Slidell, Baton Rouge and Lafayette.  I had to attend a family funeral in Mississippi, so on the way back we decided to stop at the one in Slidell for dinner. As you’d guess by the… Continue reading BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Slidell, La. Report #62

Tan Dihn Vietnamese Bistro, Gretna, La. Report #61

It snowed today in New Orleans.  In case you don’t know, that hardly EVER happens!  When it gets cold like this every normal New Orleanian’s thoughts turn to one dish.  GUMBO!  But since I’m not normal, and too damn lazy to make a pot of gumbo, my thoughts turned to Pho!  That delicious Vietnamese beef… Continue reading Tan Dihn Vietnamese Bistro, Gretna, La. Report #61

El Mesquite Grill, Gretna, La. Report #60

    I’ve been to this place twice before.  Once maybe 11 years ago and then again maybe 10 years ago.  That last visit we made the mistake of going there on Mardi Gras night.  If you’re in the New Orleans metro area you NEVER go out to eat on Mardi Gras night.  The cooks,… Continue reading El Mesquite Grill, Gretna, La. Report #60