Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261

I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans 22 years ago.  The Home Depot I frequent is right across the street from this bakery, and one of my favorite Mexican joints, La Fiesta, is on the same street a couple blocks away.  That being said, I’ve driven past this place a hundred times and somehow… Continue reading Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261

Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA Report #170

  I have no idea who Willa Jean is but if you run across her tell her I like her food.  Nice looking place with a little bakery in it.  We saw the baguettes and asked if they could slice half of one up, toast it, bring it to us with some butter, and bag… Continue reading Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA Report #170

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

Chez Pierre, Metairie, LA Report #4

This is the Clearview Pkwy. location which is the only one I’ve been to.  Even though I’ve only been here for dessert they also have a Vietnamese food menu with pho, vermicelli bowls and other Vietnamese fare.  The French were in Vietnam so long they taught the Vietnamese all their culinary tricks.  Last time I… Continue reading Chez Pierre, Metairie, LA Report #4