Johnny Sanchez, New Orleans, LA Report #205

I get tired of the same old Tex-Mex menus at Mexican restaurants.  They all have basically the same food with maybe slight variations.  So when I saw this place had pig ears and crawfish enchiladas on the menu, I figured I’d give it a try! Beautiful place.  I decided on: And the food: I don’t… Continue reading Johnny Sanchez, New Orleans, LA Report #205

Red Gravy, New Orleans, LA Report #185

I’m not sure if I should say this place is strange or the people that work there are.  We walk in and inform the hostess we have a party of three.  She says they don’t have tables for three and asks us to sit at the bar.  We don’t want to sit at the bar. … Continue reading Red Gravy, New Orleans, LA Report #185

St. Roch Market, New Orleans, LA Report #183

  This building dates back to 1875 when it was constructed as a state owned, open air market.  Since then it’s been several different things.  I had my first soft shelled crab poboy here back in the late 1970’s, when it was a seafood market and sandwich place.  After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, it sat… Continue reading St. Roch Market, New Orleans, LA Report #183

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, New Orleans, LA Report #171

When you listen to youngsters talk these days, it seems like they describe every experience they have as “AMAZING”.  And if you’re like me you think, “Well dummy, if everything is amazing, then NOTHING is amazing”!  Well, guess what?  This place is AMAZING!! The place is beautiful.  Small bar as soon as you walk in. … Continue reading Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, New Orleans, LA Report #171

Domenica, New Orleans, LA Report #150

  This is the Downtown location.  Domenica is located on the ground floor of the Roosevelt hotel.  There’s an entrance right on Baronne St., so you don’t have to go through the hotel, but you should!  It’s a beautiful, old, New Orleans hotel.  The famous and historic Sazerac bar, where New Orleans movers and shakers… Continue reading Domenica, New Orleans, LA Report #150

Adolfo’s, New Orleans, LA Report #148

  I have a new favorite Italian restaurant. If you’re walking through the 600 block of the bustling and popular Frenchmen St., you’ll see the sign for Adolfo’s Restaurant, and a red door.  If you open the door you’ll see a tiny bar.  Not a restaurant.  But, you’ll also see a staircase.  If you go… Continue reading Adolfo’s, New Orleans, LA Report #148

The Ruby Slipper, New Orleans, LA Report #144

  On September 9th I tried to go to their Mid City location, but there was a half hour wait for a table, so I opted for Café Navarre (Report #136). This is their location in the CBD, at 200 Magazine St.  That’s not a picture of a murder scene above.  That’s the crowd outside… Continue reading The Ruby Slipper, New Orleans, LA Report #144

P&G Homestyle Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #138

  I had some business to take care of in the CBD this morning and on the way there I walked by this place in the 300 block of Baronne St.  It was about 8:00 AM and I could only see one person in the place.  Not a good indicator of a great place to… Continue reading P&G Homestyle Restaurant, New Orleans, LA Report #138

Café Adelaide, New Orleans, LA Report #128

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********   If you’re driving around looking for a sign for Café Adelaide you’d never find it.  It’s located inside the Loews Hotel, which, if you’re a gambler, is right across the street from Harrah’s Casino.  In fact, once you’re in the lobby of the hotel you STILL won’t see a sign… Continue reading Café Adelaide, New Orleans, LA Report #128