Dodge’s, Gulfport, MS Report #399

I wondered if I should do a report on this place. After all, the title of this blog is Blaine’s RESTAURANT Report. At first glance you’d think this was a gas station/convenience store. And you’d be right. But they do prepare food onsite and you can sit in here and eat it (just not today… Continue reading Dodge’s, Gulfport, MS Report #399

Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina, Gulfport, MS Report #398

This place is located right on U.S. Hwy. 49, which is the main Gulfport, MS, exit, just a little south of Interstate 10. So if you’re passing through Gulfport on I-10 and get the hankering for some Mexican food, you can drop off the interstate, hit this place right quick, then be back on your… Continue reading Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina, Gulfport, MS Report #398

White Cap Seafood Restaurant, Gulfport, MS Report #397

As I sometimes do, I escape New Orleans and head east to the beautiful beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is a seafood restaurant that sits right on the beach. I’ve been here before, but it was so long ago I couldn’t remember if I liked it or not. Even though I ate a… Continue reading White Cap Seafood Restaurant, Gulfport, MS Report #397

Ajun Cajun, New Orleans, LA Report #396

This place describes their food as authentic Japanese food with a hint of Cajun spice. That intrigued me, so I put it on my list of restaurants I wanted to try some time back. Then last night I saw a glowing review of it online, which pushed me to get in here today for lunch.… Continue reading Ajun Cajun, New Orleans, LA Report #396

Apolline, New Orleans, LA Report #395

The COOLinary 2021 season is here in New Orleans! It normally starts in August, but started early this year and will last later than normal. Participating restaurants do special lunch and dinner menus at a set price. For a full explanation and participating restaurants and menus, check out this website: Coolinary New Orleans | Official… Continue reading Apolline, New Orleans, LA Report #395

American Sports Saloon, New Orleans, LA Report #394

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 #394

Barrow’s Catfish, New Orleans, LA Report #393

This place is synonymous in New Orleans with fried catfish. It was originally opened in 1943 at a different location, and initially they only served fried catfish and potato salad. That menu expanded, but hurricane Katrina closed them down in 2005. After a long hiatus, they reopened at this location. Long ago (I’m talking the… Continue reading Barrow’s Catfish, New Orleans, LA Report #393

Café Zen, Gretna, LA Report #392

There’s a few restaurants in this little strip mall. Banana Blossom used to be located a few doors down from here until they moved. But then Jasmine Rice, another good Thai place, moved into their vacated spot. Being a regular customer of those places I kept seeing this restaurant, saying I’d give it a try… Continue reading Café Zen, Gretna, LA Report #392

Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #391A

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 #391A

Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA Report #391

I’m a long time die hard Saints fan. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Saints are our National Football League team here in New Orleans. And one of their former players, named Zach Strief, is part owner of this place. He was a great player and a great guy, so I’ve been wanting to patronize… Continue reading Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA Report #391