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

Russell’s Marina Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #59

Great place.  Located a couple blocks from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and across the street from a marina, the place is always packed.  Outside dining patio, nice size dining room and bar.  Speaking of the bar you know you’re in New Orleans when you see Big Al’s Bloody Mary featured prominently on the breakfast… Continue reading Russell’s Marina Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #59

Southside Café, Slidell, LA Report #58

    This place is in Slidell, Louisiana, which is about a 45 minute drive from my house in New Orleans depending on traffic.  It’s so good I’d gladly make the drive every week to eat there.  Not only have I never had a bad meal there, in maybe 5 visits I haven’t found one… Continue reading Southside Café, Slidell, LA Report #58

Chris’s Donuts, New Orleans, LA Report #57

This isn’t really a restaurant but I felt a need to do a report on it.  I was born and raised in New Orleans and small, independently owned donut shops are common.  Everyone here had a favorite neighborhood bakery and/or donut shop growing up.  But I’ve been informed that in other parts of the country… Continue reading Chris’s Donuts, New Orleans, LA Report #57