Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254

This place is right next to the Dry Dock Café, in historic Algiers Point.  A New Orleans neighborhood which was established in 1719.  There is ferry service across the Mississippi River from the CBD and French Quarter area, but due to some sort of problems the service has been suspended for some time now.  As… Continue reading Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254

Dry Dock Café, New Orleans, LA Report #243

The city of New Orleans spans both sides of the Mississippi River.  If there’s a street that would be considered our “Main Street”, it would be Canal Street, which runs from the river all the way to Lake Pontchartrain.  Canal St. also is the westside boundary of the French Quarter.  At the foot of Canal… Continue reading Dry Dock Café, New Orleans, LA Report #243

Freddie’s Chicken N’ Waffles, New Orleans, LA Report #213

This place is located in Algiers, on the Westbank of New Orleans.  The mural inside depicts a historic New Orleans neighborhood called Algiers Point. You can order off the breakfast or lunch menu any time of day. We decided on this plus a pancake: And the food: When we arrived the place was basically empty. … Continue reading Freddie’s Chicken N’ Waffles, New Orleans, LA Report #213

Firehouse Subs, New Orleans, LA Report #111

  I’d never review a fast food chain like Burger King, Subway, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc…, BUT this place is special!  It just opened up on the Westbank of New Orleans (Algiers) and is the only one in the city, so technically it’s not a “chain” when it comes to the New Orleans city limits.… Continue reading Firehouse Subs, New Orleans, LA Report #111

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. … Continue reading Umi II, New Orleans, LA Report #80

Chubbie’s, New Orleans, LA Report #65

It’s hard to find a fried chicken joint that’s not part of some big chain like Popeye’s, KFC or Church’s, but on the Westbank of New Orleans there’s one, and it’s VERY good!  The line inside is a testament to that.  And Chubbie’s sells a lot more than fried chicken.  The only non-chicken food I’ve… Continue reading Chubbie’s, New Orleans, LA Report #65

The Olive Branch Cafe’, New Orleans, LA Report #53

Small place on the west bank of New Orleans with some really good food.  The marinara sauce served with the meatballs and angel hair pasta is light and delicious.  For $2.99 you can add what they call an 8″ garlic bread, but its more like a garlicky cheese pizza.  Very good. I’ve had the Pasta… Continue reading The Olive Branch Cafe’, New Orleans, LA Report #53

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

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

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