GW Fins, New Orleans, LA Report #315

The COOLinary season is in full swing.  I had my first COOLinary dinner at a place called Coterie, and then one at The Pelican Club.  This place has a great reputation, so my hopes for this third one was high. GW Fins doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside it’s beautiful.  Fish is… Continue reading GW Fins, New Orleans, LA Report #315

Bonefish Grill, Metairie, LA Report #137

  Now, you may ask, “Blaine, living in a city like New Orleans, with all the fresh seafood and fine dining options, why in the world would you go to eat at a chain restaurant”?  Simple.  Their food is great!  And when a place has a pepper AND salt grinder on the table, you know… Continue reading Bonefish Grill, Metairie, LA Report #137

Slug & Lettuce, Edinburgh, Scotland Report #116

  Cute place, weird name.  We started out with the nachos.  They don’t do nachos very well in the United Kingdom.  The salsa tasted like ketchup and pickled onions just didn’t go with everything else.  They do do sour cream well though in the UK.  That was good. One of my dining partners decided on… Continue reading Slug & Lettuce, Edinburgh, Scotland Report #116

The Smithy, Stirling, Scotland Report #115

  After touring Doune Castle we found a nice little café in Stirling for lunch.  When we arrived they told us they had just got a big phone in order, and it would be awhile until they get to us because they cook everything fresh to order.  We decided to stay and we were glad… Continue reading The Smithy, Stirling, Scotland Report #115

Tavern on Grand, St. Paul, MN Report #97

  Through no fault of my own I ended up in Minnesota and got hungry!  This place calls itself “Minnesota’s State Restaurant”, and features Walleye, which is supposed to be the state fish of Minnesota.  Me, being from the deep south and Walleye being a northern fish I had never eaten, I figured I’d give… Continue reading Tavern on Grand, St. Paul, MN Report #97