Don’s Seafood, Metairie, LA Report #414

The original Don’s Seafood opened in Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1934. I’m not sure when this location opened, but it’ been here as long as I can remember. Located on a main drag in Metairie, I’ve driven past it countless times. When this place comes up and I tell someone I’ve never been to Don’s, they’re… Continue reading Don’s Seafood, Metairie, LA Report #414

Boulevard American Bistro, Elmwood, LA Report #411

We didn’t plan to eat here tonight. But, we’re still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Closed restaurants are abundant, and when you find an open one, odds are the menu will be limited. As this one was tonight. And then there’s the wait for a table. We were told it’d be an hour.… Continue reading Boulevard American Bistro, Elmwood, LA Report #411

Criollo, New Orleans, LA Report #405

My first COOLinary dinner this year was at Appoline, and it was very good. This is only my second one of the season. I’ve got to step up my game! Here’s a link for an explanation of COOLinary and participating restaurants: https://www.neworleans.com/coolinary/ This restaurant is located in the French Quarter, inside of the Hotel Monteleone… Continue reading Criollo, New Orleans, LA Report #405

American Sports Saloon, New Orleans, LA Report #395

Normally, there’s no way I’d end up at a sports bar in the French Quarter. But way back in Report #334 I explained how I get reward points for hotel stays for dining at certain restaurants. I got an email (2nd picture above), telling me I’d get 500 bonus points for spending $30 at this… Continue reading American Sports Saloon, New Orleans, LA Report #395

Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392

Located a stones throw from the Mississippi river, this place has been around since 1942. That’s a long time! I bet the sign hanging in front is older than me. Cozy place. When you walk in the first thing you see is the bar. If I lived in the neighborhood and was a drinker, I… Continue reading Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392

Vinnie’s Caddyshack Bar & Grill, Metairie, LA Report #385

This is a place I never should have found. It’s located on a back street in Metairie. I don’t live anywhere near that area. Also, I’m not a drinker, so I’m really not into the bar scene. That being said, the last bar and grill type place I went to, called Table & Tap, was… Continue reading Vinnie’s Caddyshack Bar & Grill, Metairie, LA Report #385

Yo Ho Rum & Tacos, Orange Beach, AL Report #380

There’s an entertainment district in Orange Beach, Alabama known as The Wharf. There’s a marina, numerous stores, a movie theater, hotel, ferris wheel, and of course, restaurants. We were staying at the hotel here and perusing the different restaurant menus trying to decide where to eat, when we noticed brisket queso on the menu here.… Continue reading Yo Ho Rum & Tacos, Orange Beach, AL Report #380

LuLu’s Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, AL Report #379

Above you see a couple views of the restaurant and the menu. But this complex is about a lot more than just food! Here are some other pictures from around the grounds: An arcade, rope climbing thing, gift shop and more. In the gift shop you can even buy their hot sauces and seasonings, which… Continue reading LuLu’s Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, AL Report #379

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

A lot of people avoid chain restaurants because they don’t equate them with quality food.  If that was a rule, this place is definitely an exception to it!  From the wood burning pizza ovens to the house made salad dressing, this place is pretty good! Last time I went to a Carrabba’s was about 10… Continue reading Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

Costera, New Orleans, LA Report #262

This is a Spanish restaurant.  In fact, on their website they describe themselves as a “coastal Spanish restaurant”.  I guess maybe in Spain they differentiate between coastal and other types of Spanish food.  Either way, we don’t have a lot of Spanish restaurants in New Orleans so I was excited about eating here. The large… Continue reading Costera, New Orleans, LA Report #262