Boulevard American Bistro, Elmwood, LA Report #411

We didn’t plan to eat here tonight. But, we’re still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Closed restaurants are abundant, and when you find an open one, odds are the menu will be limited. As this one was tonight. And then there’s the wait for a table. We were told it’d be an hour.… Continue reading Boulevard American Bistro, Elmwood, LA Report #411

Gourmet Chinese Restaurant, Ridgeland, MS Report #410

Ok, tomorrow I head back to New Orleans to start the process of fixing the hurricane damage to my house. But tonight, we got a hankering for Chinese food. We googled, “Chinese food near me”, and a place called, “Gourmet Chinese Restaurant” pops up. That sounded promising! So we headed on over. Well, when you… Continue reading Gourmet Chinese Restaurant, Ridgeland, MS Report #410

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Ridgeland, MS Report #409

Well, I’m still exiled in the Jackson, Mississippi area after Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans. Funny thing is if you notice the cloudy, rainy skies in the first two pictures above, that’s because now Tropical Storm Ida is here! Received a text from “NOLA Ready”, which puts out information about the city. They advised if… Continue reading Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Ridgeland, MS Report #409

Table 100, Flowood, MS Report #408

I’m in Flowood, Mississippi! That’s right outside of Jackson. I’m here because there’s about to be a category 4 hurricane back in New Orleans. This is actually the first time in my life I evacuated for a hurricane. I’ve been through every hurricane to hit New Orleans since 1965. I think I deserve a break!… Continue reading Table 100, Flowood, MS Report #408

LeBrane’s Creole Cuisine, Westwego, LA Report #407

This place boast that it has a real, New Orleans born Creole chef. Well, I happen to be a real, New Orleans born Creole person myself. Just not a chef. BUT, I happen to be a well trained, expert, eater of the HIGHEST order. Part of my training consist of the fact that I’ve been… Continue reading LeBrane’s Creole Cuisine, Westwego, LA Report #407

Crescent City Brewhouse, New Orleans, LA Report #406

I’m not going to reveal my age but I can brag that I’m old enough to have survived Hurricane Betsy. I was born in New Orleans and have been here my entire life. I’m one of the locals who doesn’t like going into the French Quarter. In fact, I can think of times in my… Continue reading Crescent City Brewhouse, New Orleans, LA Report #406

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

Bistro Orleans, Metairie, LA Report #404

A friend told me this place was good. I decided to come to see if she was right. She was! Nice looking place. As soon as you walk in the door you’ll see the oyster bar. I noticed there were some fresh shucked raw oysters sitting on ice right up to the edge of the… Continue reading Bistro Orleans, Metairie, LA Report #404

Los Compadres, Gretna, LA Report #403

The city of New Orleans is split in two by the Mississippi River. We refer to the two areas as the Eastbank and the Westbank. A lot of people from the Eastbank don’t like to go to the Westbank. Some actually look down on Westbankers! Well, I was born and raised on the Eastbank. I… Continue reading Los Compadres, Gretna, LA Report #403

Tower Of Pizza, Metairie, LA Report #402

This place is on the very busy main drag through Metairie, so I’ve driven past it countless times. Tonight we happened to be in the pizza mood and in the area, so we decided to stop in. It’s located in a small strip mall right next to the Black & Gold and Purple & Gold… Continue reading Tower Of Pizza, Metairie, LA Report #402