Randazzo’s Family Restaurant, Metairie, LA Report #483

A few nights ago I did something I hadn’t done in years. Looked at the restaurant section in Groupon. I used to do it pretty often to get ideas on new places to try, plus it saves you some money. Nothing wrong with that! There was a deal in there for this place. I bought… Continue reading Randazzo’s Family Restaurant, Metairie, LA Report #483

Middendorf’s, Akers, LA Report #441

I’ve been hearing about this place my entire life. It’s famous for it’s thin fried catfish. Their history is very interesting and deserves to be told. I’m too lazy to type it all, so just click on this link if you’re interested —> History. I was surprised when I looked this place up online and… Continue reading Middendorf’s, Akers, LA Report #441

Cajun’s Fabulous Fried Chicken, Gulfport, MS Report #438

This place is awesome. It seems impossible to find anything about it’s history online so I have to go by memory. Me, my family, and a bunch of fellow New Orleanians I know have been coming here since the early 1980’s. Back then, Popeye’s fried chicken was all the rage. Word spread there was a… Continue reading Cajun’s Fabulous Fried Chicken, Gulfport, MS Report #438

Fontenot’s Cajun Café, Natchitoches, LA Report #436

Ever saw the movie Steel Magnolias? With Sally Field and Julie Roberts? One claim to fame this city has is it was set and filmed here. I never saw that movie, so let’s move on. Another thing that this city is known for are their meat pies. A lot of menus in New Orleans will… Continue reading Fontenot’s Cajun Café, Natchitoches, LA Report #436

Deanie’s Seafood, Metairie, LA Report #427

This place is pretty famous. So famous, as you can see in my pictures above, even Santa Claus eats here! He looks pretty stuffed. Probably slammed down about 10 bowls of gumbo to knock that North Pole chill off of him. Deanie’s has been serving seafood to the folks in the New Orleans area for… Continue reading Deanie’s Seafood, Metairie, LA Report #427

Jaeger’s Seafood and Oyster House, Jefferson, LA Report #426

This restaurant has been around since 1948. The third picture above was one of their restaurants in New Orleans, on Elysian Fields Ave. I grew up less than a mile from that one and we loved it. There was another location in New Orleans at West End. Both of those are long gone, but this… Continue reading Jaeger’s Seafood and Oyster House, Jefferson, LA Report #426

Barrow’s Catfish, New Orleans, LA Report #394

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 #394

Epic Buffet, Bay St. Louis, MS Report #201

If you’re driving down Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, you can’t miss the giant, neon, Hollywood Casino sign directing you where to turn to get there.  Inside the casino you’ll find the Epic Buffet.  I think it’s worth a stop! I wouldn’t normally report on a casino buffet unless there was something special… Continue reading Epic Buffet, Bay St. Louis, MS Report #201

Adams Catfish House, Belle Chasse, LA Report #192

I’ve lived in Algiers and regularly visited the Navy Base in Belle Chasse for about 20 years, so I’ve literally passed by this place hundreds of times.  I’ve always thought, “I like catfish.  One day I’ve got to try that place”.  Tonight was the night. We decided on: And this was the food! I repeat. … Continue reading Adams Catfish House, Belle Chasse, LA Report #192