Smashburger, New Orleans, LA Report #17

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********   If you’re in the mood for a great burger this is the place for you!  You can order a regular burger, which is a 5oz patty, or big, which is a 6oz patty.  Seems like the “big” should be bigger than one more ounce of meat, but that’s the way… Continue reading Smashburger, New Orleans, LA Report #17

LA 23 BBQ, Belle Chasse, LA Report #16

The place is called LA 23 BBQ because it’s on Louisiana Highway 23, also known as Belle Chasse Highway.  This is the highway that leads all the way down to the “toe” of the boot Louisiana is shaped like, mostly following the Mississippi River all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.  You have… Continue reading LA 23 BBQ, Belle Chasse, LA Report #16

Parrot Pete’s, Harvey, LA Report #15

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED ********** Pretty place.  Nice fake tropical atmosphere with plenty of fake parrots, coconut and banana trees.  Lots of desserts, including beignets.  I’ve only been here for breakfast and that’s good enough for me.  The omelets are made with three eggs and described as “open faced”.  Numerous choices including the “build your own”… Continue reading Parrot Pete’s, Harvey, LA Report #15

Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon, Metairie, LA Report #14

I forgot to take a picture of the place from the outside so I had to pull one up online to show what it looks like. Bobby Hebert is a former QB for the New Orleans Saints.  He had a strong arm and was a real Louisiana Cajun, from Cut Off, Louisiana, so he had… Continue reading Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon, Metairie, LA Report #14

Ground Pati, Gretna, LA Report #13

Nice, casual place.  They start you out with free peanuts, which is always nice. The buffalo wings here are different.  You get hot, fresh, delicious fried wings, and buffalo sauce and either blue cheese or ranch dressing on the side to dip them in.  They’re great. There are many different burger options here.  My son… Continue reading Ground Pati, Gretna, LA Report #13

Banana Blossom Thai Cafe’, Gretna, LA Report #12

I love this place.  I’ve never had a bad dish here.  As you can see the sign over the restaurant just says “Thai”, so don’t look for a sign saying “Banana Blossom”.  It’s actually kind of hard to find.  If you can find the Winn Dixie supermarket at the intersection of Belle Chasse Hwy and… Continue reading Banana Blossom Thai Cafe’, Gretna, LA Report #12

Chopsticks Buffet, Gretna, LA Report #11

I don’t like Chinese buffets.  I don’t even consider Chinese buffets real restaurants.  But I had to attend a meeting tonight and that’s where they have it.  So for free food, I was there.  Pretty enough place.  Nice and clean. But then there’s the food.  Boiled crabs.  Not good.  Tasted like the were boiled in… Continue reading Chopsticks Buffet, Gretna, LA Report #11

Cochon, New Orleans, LA Report #10

“Cochon” is French for pig.  Pretty place.  Big place.  Love the wood burning oven and the loft dining.  The sign lights up at night if you’re looking for a landmark. Very interesting menu.  They’ll start you out with a delicious bucket of rolls that are hot, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside,… Continue reading Cochon, New Orleans, LA Report #10

El Paso Mexican Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #9

This place is in a building that used to be a Bennigan’s a LONG time ago.   I’m not sure Bennigan’s still exist anywhere, which has nothing to do with this report so I don’t really care. Sometimes I feel that once you’ve been to one Mexican restaurant (American style Mexican food that is, not… Continue reading El Paso Mexican Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #9

Tout de Suite Cafe’, New Orleans, LA Report #8

Cute little place in historic Algiers Point on the Westbank of New Orleans.   Interesting decor.  They have a lunch menu but I’ve never even looked at it because I come here for one thing and one thing only.  Breakfast! I love lox but have never tried their open face lox on bagel with cream… Continue reading Tout de Suite Cafe’, New Orleans, LA Report #8