Meril, New Orleans, LA Report #82

  This is an Emeril Lagasse restaurant located in the CBD of New Orleans.  Beautiful, spacious place with an extensive and very diverse menu, which turned out to be the best thing about it.  If you want plenty of unusual dining options, this is the place for you.  Also a kind of fun place.  I… Continue reading Meril, New Orleans, LA Report #82

The Red Maple, Gretna, LA Report #81

  When you look at this place from the street you first notice it’s huge.  Looks like an apartment complex.  But inside it’s beautiful.  When you walk in through the dining entrance you enter a little courtyard with a bridge over a waterfall and pond.  Once inside you’ll feel like you’re in some lodge up… Continue reading The Red Maple, Gretna, LA Report #81

Umi II, New Orleans, LA Report #80

  Located at the end of a little strip mall, looking at this place from the outside you wouldn’t think it’s as spacious and pretty as it is.  Once you get inside it’s very nice.  I tried Umi II maybe 8 months ago and the food was good, but the service was utterly terrible.  There… Continue reading Umi II, New Orleans, LA Report #80

Empress Of China, Gretna, LA Report #79

  When I first moved to the Westbank of New Orleans, about 20 years ago, I settled on a Chinese Restaurant I knew from Uptown New Orleans as my Chinese place of choice on the Westbank (See Report #39).  The last couple times I went there they left me unimpressed so tonight I decided to… Continue reading Empress Of China, Gretna, LA Report #79

Dairy Dip, Belle Chasse, LA Report #78

  Louisiana is shaped like a boot.  If you want to drive down to the “toe” of the boot you’d be driving down Louisiana Hwy. 23 and you’d pass Dairy Dip.  About 70 miles later you’d hit the Gulf of Mexico.  If you don’t grab a bite to eat here, there’s a BBQ joint a… Continue reading Dairy Dip, Belle Chasse, LA Report #78

Sun Ray Grill, Gretna, LA Report #77

This place is spectacularly spectacular and wonderfully wonderful. I’ve been here several times before. Some things I’ve tried in the past that were really good were under “Starters”, the Portobello fries and the Hoke Poke. The only reason I didn’t get the Hoke Poke this time was it’s too much to eat alone, as an… Continue reading Sun Ray Grill, Gretna, LA Report #77

Reginelli’s Pizzeria, New Orleans, LA Report #76

This was the Harrison Ave. location. The first picture is the view of the restaurant you’ll get if you’re standing on the sidewalk.  The next picture shows there’s some seating out on the sidewalk and there’s parking on the median, or as we say in New Orleans, the “neutral ground”.  Next, the view of the… Continue reading Reginelli’s Pizzeria, New Orleans, LA Report #76