Evangeline, New Orleans, LA Report #495

I was perusing the internet searching new restaurants to try, and this place caught my eye. Their website claims they have, “The French Quarter’s Best Cajun Cuisine”. Man, that’s quite a claim! So I had to do something I don’t do that often. Slide down into the bowels of the French Quarter and check them… Continue reading Evangeline, New Orleans, LA Report #495

Ted’s Frostop, New Orleans, LA Report #487

This place is affiliated with the national chain of Frostop restaurants, started in 1926 in Columbus, Ohio. There’s also one in Metairie (Report #376), which is just named “Frostop”. This one is named Ted’s Frostop, so I guess they’re all independently owned and operated. The menu here is also different, so I gave this one… Continue reading Ted’s Frostop, New Orleans, LA Report #487

Coffee &, Marrero, LA Report #478

Marrero is located just south of New Orleans, on the WestBank of the Mississippi River. I live in the part of New Orleans that’s on the Westbank (called Algiers), so it’s not far from my house at all. I’ve seen this place several times, and always thought it was just a little donut shop. Well,… Continue reading Coffee &, Marrero, LA Report #478

The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe, Galveston, TX Report #472

This was my last meal in Galveston before we headed back to New Orleans. My Texas friend also recommended this place, so we decided to hit it for breakfast before we hit the road. Besides being a restaurant, it’s also a bakery with a lot of really good looking baked goods. I couldn’t believe it… Continue reading The Sunflower Bakery & Cafe, Galveston, TX Report #472

Cafe Aquarius, Chalmette, LA Report #468

I found a very quaint little joint down in St. Bernard Parish. It’s right down the street from the Chalmette Battlefield, which is where the Battle of New Orleans was fought. That famous battle was memorialized in this solemn song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_iRIcxsz0 First restaurant I’ve eaten at with a bookstore in it. I guess you could… Continue reading Cafe Aquarius, Chalmette, LA Report #468

Dots Diner, Jefferson, LA Report #463

Even though it was about lunchtime, we were in the mood for breakfast. We headed to a great breakfast spot we hadn’t been to in a bit. The Panola Street Cafe. Since it was the busy time of the day, we tried to call first to see if there was a wait for a table,… Continue reading Dots Diner, Jefferson, LA Report #463

La Madeleine, Metairie, LA Report #459

There are a few of these in and around the New Orleans area, but I’ve never been tempted to stop in one. I’m just not a fan of French food. Not sure why. Maybe it’s because my native New Orleans cuisine has so much French influence in it I don’t find it different enough to… Continue reading La Madeleine, Metairie, LA Report #459

Blue Line Sandwich Co., Metairie, LA Report #453

I was perusing restaurant reviews and I saw one on this place. I looked it up and discovered it was in Metairie, on Metairie Rd. I’ve been down that street hundreds of times and couldn’t remember ever seeing it. Funny thing about that is I’ve been to this place called Mark Twain’s Pizza on Metairie… Continue reading Blue Line Sandwich Co., Metairie, LA Report #453

Pitt Grill, New Boston, TX Report #434

Still on my road trip, driving from New Orleans to an undisclosed location in Oklahoma. We got hungry. So as I’m driving I’m looking for anything that’s not a fast food chain, but for miles and miles that was all I saw. I was starving, and almost ready to give in and stop at a… Continue reading Pitt Grill, New Boston, TX Report #434

Abita Springs Cafe, Abita Springs, LA Report #430

It was such a beautiful day here in New Orleans we decided to take the bikes, make the voyage across the Causeway to the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and do a little bike riding on the Tammany Trace. With my luck when we arrived there it was raining. But it soon stopped and we were… Continue reading Abita Springs Cafe, Abita Springs, LA Report #430