Tony Mandina’s, Gretna, LA Report #166

  I can’t remember the last time I went to a restaurant that I could absolutely rave about, but this is it!  My new favorite Italian restaurant.  Even if I tried I couldn’t find anything to report negatively on after this dining experience. There’s ample off street parking, with an attendant to keep an eye… Continue reading Tony Mandina’s, Gretna, LA Report #166

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, Denver, CO Report #163

  I was in Denver, Colorado, with no car, and hungry.  I saw a shopping and restaurant area a few blocks from my hotel so I headed that way on foot.  I saw a bunch of fast food chain places, like Sonic, IHOP, Smashburger, etc., but I avoid chains if possible.  Then I saw this… Continue reading Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, Denver, CO Report #163

Brennan’s, New Orleans, LA Report #125

  The last time I ventured into the French Quarter to dine at a fine New Orleans restaurant I had a less than good experience (Report #100), so I figured I’d give it another try.  This time the results were MUCH better! “Breakfast at Brennan’s” is a world famous New Orleans tradition. They have several… Continue reading Brennan’s, New Orleans, LA Report #125

Boomtown Bayou Market Buffet, Harvey, LA Report #121

I feel like my culinary standards are really dropping.  Yesterday I ended up at a Chinese buffet (Report #119) and today I end up at a casino buffet!  In fact, I wasn’t even going to do a report on it UNTIL I had the bread pudding.  I instantly realized I had to let the entire… Continue reading Boomtown Bayou Market Buffet, Harvey, LA Report #121

Mr. John’s Steak House, New Orleans, LA Report #105

  Located on the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, a local food critic named Tom Fitzmorris has called this the best steakhouse in New Orleans.  I decided to see for myself. To begin we ordered the Braised Pork Belly as an appetizer and a cup of Turtle Soup. Before our appetizers arrived they bought… Continue reading Mr. John’s Steak House, New Orleans, LA Report #105

Zydeco’s, Belle Chasse, LA Report #104

I like this place.  I’ve ordered off the menu before and the food is good, but today I came for the seafood buffet.  I normally shy away from buffets because they’re more about quantity than quality. That’s not the case here.  You can go to any casino buffet and find Snow crab legs, but this… Continue reading Zydeco’s, Belle Chasse, LA Report #104

Sassafras Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #87

Before I started blogging I used to give short restaurant reports on Facebook.  People kept telling me I should start a blog, so for the first time in my life I listened to people.  Back then, I went to this restaurant.  I reported about it on Facebook and commented on how good the food was… Continue reading Sassafras Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #87