August Moon, Harvey, LA Report #39

I’ve been coming to this place for decades.  I started going to the original uptown New Orleans location in the 1980’s, then started coming to this location after I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans 20 years ago.  Besides Chinese they also offer a Vietnamese menu, although I’ve never tried their Vietnamese food. I… Continue reading August Moon, Harvey, LA Report #39

Newk’s Eatery, Mobile, AL Report #38

A Navy friend first introduced me to Newk’s years ago in Gulfport, Mississippi.  I had never heard of the place since there are none in New Orleans.  The nearest one to New Orleans is Baton Rouge, La.  There’s a bunch in Mississippi and lo and behold I found one in Alabama. This place is perfect… Continue reading Newk’s Eatery, Mobile, AL Report #38

Salute Italian Restaurant, Gulfport, MS Report #37

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Gulfport, MS.  That could be because it’s the only Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to there, but no matter.  It’s good. The place is located right on Hwy. 90, which runs along the beach on the Mississippi Gulf coast.  The first pic is the sign you’d notice if… Continue reading Salute Italian Restaurant, Gulfport, MS Report #37

Red Robin, Slidell, LA Report #36

This is one of my favorite burger places.  I wish we had one in New Orleans, but we don’t, so if I crave one of their burgers I have to drive across the lake to Slidell.  Since I was headed that way and had a free burger because my birthday is coming up I stopped… Continue reading Red Robin, Slidell, LA Report #36

Atomic Burger, Metairie, LA Report #35

When I try a new burger place I go with the simplest burger they offer to kind of set a baseline.  No sense in trying something more exotic if their simple burger isn’t any good.  So I ordered the Atomic Burger.  I asked what the “A.B. Sauce” was and was told it was a combo… Continue reading Atomic Burger, Metairie, LA Report #35

Joe’s Café, Marrero, LA Report #34

Looking at this place you’d think it was your typical donut shop but it’s a lot more.  This is the Lapalco location.  It’s open 24 hours and the full menu is available 24 hours a day.  I came here years ago just for their peanut butter and jelly donut and wanted that today.  I was… Continue reading Joe’s Café, Marrero, LA Report #34

La Fiesta, Gretna, LA Report # 33

  This may have been the first good Mexican restaurant I discovered when I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans in 1997.  Talk about a hole in the wall though.  They have 5 parking spots out front.  That dining room pic is the entire dining room minus one table and three booths, one of… Continue reading La Fiesta, Gretna, LA Report # 33