Pascal’s Manale, New Orleans, LA Report #235

I love going to old, New Orleans restaurants.  Since this one has been in operation since 1913 I think it qualifies!  This is said to be the restaurant that invented a dish called BBQ Shrimp.  BBQ Shrimp has nothing to do with BBQ sauce.  It normally consist of large, unpeeled, head on shrimp, cooked in… Continue reading Pascal’s Manale, New Orleans, LA Report #235

Metro Cafe Diner, Stone Mountain, GA Report #234

Ok, this should be my last out of town report on this road trip.  I’m heading back to New Orleans tomorrow.  I say “should be”, because no telling where I may stop and eat on the way home. We were staying at Stone Mountain Park and decided to leave the park for dinner.  This place… Continue reading Metro Cafe Diner, Stone Mountain, GA Report #234

Steak ‘n Shake, Mobile, AL Report #233

I’m taking a little road trip.  I don’t normally report on chains UNLESS they’re really special, or they have a great burger.  I love burgers.  And this place has great ones.  That explains why they’ve survived since 1934!  I just wish we had one of these back in New Orleans.  They say they’re in 28… Continue reading Steak ‘n Shake, Mobile, AL Report #233

Gris-Gris, New Orleans, LA Report #232

If you were born and raised in New Orleans, like me, you know what Gris-Gris means.  If you don’t, I was nice enough to include the definition for you.  No need to thank me.  But here it can also mean great food, because everything we had was fantastic. If you like the great outdoors, they… Continue reading Gris-Gris, New Orleans, LA Report #232

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