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

Café Du Monde, Metairie, LA Report #32

If you visit New Orleans you MUST go to the Café du Monde.  Preferably the original one in the French Quarter.  It’s best to eat beignets sitting on the Mississippi River, listening to the calliope music from the steamboat Natchez and looking at Jackson Square across the street.  BUT, if you can’t make it to… Continue reading Café Du Monde, Metairie, LA Report #32

R&O’S, Metairie, LA Report #31

    This place is only about two blocks from the New Orleans city line in an old part of Metairie called Bucktown.  Bucktown began as a string of hunting and fishing camps over 100 years ago.  Lake Pontchartrain is right across the street.  I wouldn’t call it an Italian place but there’s no shortage… Continue reading R&O’S, Metairie, LA Report #31

Louisiana Purchase Kitchen, Metairie, LA Report #30

I had a medical procedure today and as a result had to fast since Wednesday.  Therefore, I was seriously hungry.  As a result, I didn’t care about gourmet food for lunch.  I cared about a LOT of food.  Bad food.  Fried food.  Quantity over quality.  This place fits the bill. This place has a huge… Continue reading Louisiana Purchase Kitchen, Metairie, LA Report #30

Zea Rotisserie Grill, Harvey, LA Report #29

  There are a few Zeas in the New Orleans metro area but none actually in New Orleans since the one on St. Charles Ave. closed down.  They specialize in rotisserie meats.  In their words they, “Use an authentic French open flame rotisserie for roasting our meats.  The rotation ensures that the meat is evenly… Continue reading Zea Rotisserie Grill, Harvey, LA Report #29