Pollo Campero, Kenner, LA Report #307

I normally don’t report on chain restaurants unless they’re something special.  But it’s hard to consider this a chain since this is the only one in the entire state of Louisiana!  The next nearest one is in Houston, TX., which is about a 5 1/2 hour drive. This place started out in 1971 as a… Continue reading Pollo Campero, Kenner, LA Report #307

Chap’s Chicken, New Orleans, LA Report #285

Chap’s is located in a very short strip mall on the side of a convenience store.  In fact, you can say it’s part of the store.  You can walk from the store into the restaurant, and vice versa.  That comes in handy if you want to grab a beer or an ICEE to go with… Continue reading Chap’s Chicken, New Orleans, LA Report #285

Fury’s, Metairie, LA Report #245

Happy Halloween! For our Halloween dinner we decided on Fury’s.  Nothing scary about this place.  This family restaurant has been serving food in the New Orleans area since 1967.  The staff is very friendly and the food is excellent! We decided on starting with the Eggplant Chips and Crabmeat Remoulade: “Chips” had me thinking of… Continue reading Fury’s, Metairie, LA Report #245

Gus’s Fried Chicken, New Orleans, LA Report #214

As Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana, I woke up and could only think about one thing.  I want some fried chicken!  So I headed to the very newly opened Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. Normally I wouldn’t review a chain, which this is.  They have 29 locations in 13 states.  This is the only… Continue reading Gus’s Fried Chicken, New Orleans, LA Report #214

Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant, Lafitte, LA Report #211

A little over a half hour drive south of New Orleans is the community of Lafitte, Louisiana.  We decided to take a little trip to get out the city and of course we had to eat!  Some time ago someone had mentioned this place to me.  I checked out their menu online and saw they… Continue reading Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant, Lafitte, LA Report #211

Rocky & Carlo’s, Chalmette, LA Report #193

I don’t get down into St. Bernard parish much, but when I do I eat at Rocky and Carlo’s!  I’m not sure about this place, though.  If you look at the second picture above you’ll see they advertise “Ladies Invited”.  I think that’s a mistake.  It’s probably all downhill from here. BUT, since I had… Continue reading Rocky & Carlo’s, Chalmette, LA Report #193

Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #156

  I went to this restaurant long ago when it was located uptown on Freret Street and remembered that the food was pretty good.  They’re now located on Earhart Blvd. in Gert Town. VERY spacious, well lit dining room.  We had one of those rare meals where I can make a blanket statement.  Everything we… Continue reading Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #156

Porter & Luke’s, Metairie, LA Report #154

  I was perusing Tom Fitzmorris’ website and saw the ad pictured above for this place.  I remember decades ago I was going to Jacques-Imo’s for the first time so I called Tom’s radio show and asked him what I should try.  He told me fried chicken.  I thought he was crazy.  Go to a… Continue reading Porter & Luke’s, Metairie, LA Report #154

Boomtown Bayou Market Buffet, Harvey, LA Report #121

  I feel like my culinary standards are really dropping.  Yesterday I ended up at a Chinese buffet (Report #119) and today I end up at a casino buffet!  In fact, I wasn’t even going to do a report on it UNTIL I had the bread pudding.  I instantly realized I had to let the… Continue reading Boomtown Bayou Market Buffet, Harvey, LA Report #121

Chubbie’s, New Orleans, LA Report #65

It’s hard to find a fried chicken joint that’s not part of some big chain like Popeye’s, KFC or Church’s, but on the Westbank of New Orleans there’s one, and it’s VERY good!  The line inside is a testament to that.  And Chubbie’s sells a lot more than fried chicken.  The only non-chicken food I’ve… Continue reading Chubbie’s, New Orleans, LA Report #65