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

Tic Toc Café, Metairie, LA Report #361

I’m always on the hunt for new breakfast spots. This is one of those places I’ve driven past a hundred times, and for some reason I never considered stopping in to eat. Today was the day to give them a try. Pretty small place. They’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That’s… Continue reading Tic Toc Café, Metairie, LA Report #361

Daisey Mae’s, New Orleans, LA Report #357

I’ve been working right down the street from this place for years and never tried them. Until today. Apparently they’re known for their Bloody Mary’s. Having alcoholic drinks with breakfast isn’t just acceptable in New Orleans, but encouraged! If I was a drinker I would have given one a try. I love Crab Cake Benedict.… Continue reading Daisey Mae’s, New Orleans, LA Report #357

Fullblast Brunch, New Orleans, LA Report #341

Back in Report #334, I explained how my rewards credit card gives me points for dining at certain restaurants. This one was on the list. Being located on a back street in a residential area, that’s the only way I would have found out about it! Nice looking little place. You can tell a lot… Continue reading Fullblast Brunch, New Orleans, LA Report #341

Sala, New Orleans, LA Report #335

This building has been several different restaurants over the years. I remember eating here when it was a Ground Pati back in the 80’s. But now it’s a place called Sala. Nice looking place, with a few tables outside in front if you prefer dining outdoors. Plenty of comfy seating inside. There’s a burger and… Continue reading Sala, New Orleans, LA Report #335

Luca Eats, New Orleans, LA Report #332

This place is located back in a residential neighborhood, well off any main drag. If you see that cemetery, which is right across the street from the restaurant, you know you’re close! If you look at that cemetery (3rd pic) you’ll notice the graves are above ground. That’s because here in New Orleans we’re below… Continue reading Luca Eats, New Orleans, LA Report #332

Bearcat Café, New Orleans, LA Report #328

We’ve tried to get into this place twice on weekends, but it’s so popular there’s always a long wait for a table. In fact, both times we went to High Hat Café, which is right on the corner just south of here, we were actually trying to come here! To finally get a table in… Continue reading Bearcat Café, New Orleans, LA Report #328

Riccobono’s Panola St. Café, New Orleans, LA Report #312

This place is owned by the same folks that own Riccobono’s Peppermill and Café Navarre, so I knew it was going to be good.  It’s located on a back street in a residential neighborhood, so you’ve got to be looking for it to find it. Our waitress recommended the Boudin omelet.  It sounded good and… Continue reading Riccobono’s Panola St. Café, New Orleans, LA Report #312

Daisy Dukes Diner, Kenner, LA Report #296

Back in March of 2019 I discovered this place called the American Pie Diner.  Loved the place!  I was going to be a regular.  So of course it promptly went out of business. At least the building didn’t stay vacant long.  Daisy Dukes opened another location there. I knew about their French Quarter location, but… Continue reading Daisy Dukes Diner, Kenner, LA Report #296

Gerald’s Famous Burgers & Donuts, Arabi, LA Report #291

We had just finished lunch at this Brazilian place called Quitutes, and were hankering something sweet for dessert.  I rarely get into St. Bernard Parish but had heard good things about this donut places, so we headed over for a dozen to bring home. Now, it was about 2:00 PM when we walked in the… Continue reading Gerald’s Famous Burgers & Donuts, Arabi, LA Report #291