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

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 which… 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

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