The Cheesecake Factory, Metairie, LA Report #49

This is a chain.  I’d never think about reviewing a chain like Applebee’s or Friday’s, but this place is special.  It’s a chain that doesn’t serve chain type food.  The food is great and the place is beautiful.  The menu is also VERY extensive.  Over 20 pages, so I couldn’t take pics of all of… Continue reading The Cheesecake Factory, Metairie, LA Report #49

Fulton St. Bistro / Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #48

This restaurant is located on the first floor of the Omni Hotel right on the Mississippi river.  The front of the hotel faces Convention Center Blvd. and the Riverwalk Outlet Mall is right across the street, which you really should check out if you come to New Orleans.  There’s a Café du Monde in there… Continue reading Fulton St. Bistro / Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #48

Pho 99, Harvey, LA Report #47

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********   I received an email from Groupon not long ago and one of their featured restaurants was Pho 99.  I love Vietnamese cuisine so I bought it.  Since the weather FINALLY turned cool in New Orleans I decided it was time for a big, hot bowl of pho! Located in a… Continue reading Pho 99, Harvey, LA Report #47

The Appetite Repair Shop, New Orleans, LA Report #46

I’ve been wanting to try this place out for some time now because I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.  Tucked away on back streets in historic Algiers Point, on the Westbank of New Orleans, if you don’t know it’s there and go looking for it you’d never find it. At first it just… Continue reading The Appetite Repair Shop, New Orleans, LA Report #46

Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop, Metairie, LA Report #45

I’ve always said if you go somewhere to get gumbo, and it’s got tomatoes in it, they don’t know what they’re doing.  I have to give Chef Ron a pass on that.  He puts tomatoes in his gumbo for whatever reason and it’s still good.  In fact, if you want to know what real New… Continue reading Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop, Metairie, LA Report #45

The Big Cheezy, New Orleans, LA Report #44

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********   New Orleans is known as the “Big Easy”.  The name of this place is obviously a play on that.  I was playing around on Facebook and saw an ad where if you signed up for their VIP club you get a free grilled cheese sandwich.  I signed up, they e-mailed… Continue reading The Big Cheezy, New Orleans, LA Report #44

Mellow Mushroom, Metarie, LA Report #43

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********   I first ate at a Mellow Mushroom somewhere in southern Alabama maybe15 years ago and fell in love with it.  It was a long time before they opened this location in Metairie and they also have a location in Uptown New Orleans now.  This one is located on the top… Continue reading Mellow Mushroom, Metarie, LA Report #43

Bruno’s Tavern, New Orleans, LA Report #42

A local food critic named Tom Fitzmorris always advised against buying Groupons to go to restaurants.  I have no idea why.  I’ve discovered SOOOOO many good restaurants through Groupon!  And what’s wrong with getting your food at a discount?  The restaurant put themselves on Groupon!  I didn’t.  I just always make sure to tip on… Continue reading Bruno’s Tavern, New Orleans, LA Report #42

Swegs Kitchen, Metairie, LA Report #41

I decided to eat healthy today and I heard this was the place to do it.  I heard right.  The first thing that impresses you when you walk in this place is how spotlessly clean, neat and well lit it is.  Even the restrooms are impressive!  The menu is loaded with healthy items to accommodate… Continue reading Swegs Kitchen, Metairie, LA Report #41

Café 615, Home of Da Wabbit, Gretna, LA Report #40

Today was my birthday and my daughter treated me to dinner.  When she asked where I wanted to go Da Wabbit immediately came to mind.  Why?  I have no idea.  But Da Wabbit is always a great choice. This place dates back to 1949 when it was a drive-in.  It’s now a really good restaurant… Continue reading Café 615, Home of Da Wabbit, Gretna, LA Report #40