Roulé Rolled Ice Cream, Gretna, LA Report #452

I first tried rolled ice cream at a place called Sweet Rolls out in Metairie. I was an instant fan! So of course the joint promptly went out of business. I haven’t had it since. Until tonight! This place is in Old Gretna on a street with a bunch of other eating establishments. After some… Continue reading Roulé Rolled Ice Cream, Gretna, LA Report #452

El Toque Catracho, Gretna, LA Report #450

Not long ago, this place was a Mexican place called Margaritas Mexican Cuisine. I loved it! I drive past here often, and awhile back I noticed this sign saying “El Toque Catracho Now Open”. Was Margaritas gone? Or did they just change their name? I was in the mood for Mexican food so I figured… Continue reading El Toque Catracho, Gretna, LA Report #450

Mangu, Gretna, LA Report #443

Less than a week ago I was eating Birria style meat at a place called Secret Birria. Traditionally, that Mexican dish was made with goat. The meat I had was beef. But I love goat and I hadn’t had it in forever, so I decided to find some! That led me to this Dominican restaurant… Continue reading Mangu, Gretna, LA Report #443

Pho Bang Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #420

I was in the mood for Vietnamese food for lunch today. My absolute favorite place for Vietnamese, Tan Dinh, is now closed on Sundays. I’ve been seeing this place forever and never tried it, so I figured today was as good a day as any to check them out. Looks like the sign on the… Continue reading Pho Bang Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #420

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

Café Zen, Gretna, LA Report #393

There’s a few restaurants in this little strip mall. Banana Blossom used to be located a few doors down from here until they moved. But then Jasmine Rice, another good Thai place, moved into their vacated spot. Being a regular customer of those places I kept seeing this restaurant, saying I’d give it a try… Continue reading Café Zen, Gretna, LA Report #393

Amore Bakery and Café, Gretna, LA Report #375

Just last weekend I was next door to this place having an excellent Mexican lunch at El Gato Negro. I walked by this place when I left and thought about stopping in, but I was too stuffed to even eat a pecan. BUT!! Even though I don’t have much to write on, I made a… Continue reading Amore Bakery and Café, Gretna, LA Report #375

El Gato Negro, Gretna, LA Report #373

El Gato Negro means “The Black Cat” in Spanish. I’ve been hearing people praise this place forever. Long ago I tried the French Quarter location, and honestly, it’s been so long I can’t even remember what I had. Never mind if it was good or not. A coworker of mine came in weeks ago talking… Continue reading El Gato Negro, Gretna, LA Report #373

Gattuso’s, Gretna, LA Report #371

This place is located in Old Gretna, also knows as the Historic District of Gretna. The city of Gretna is located on the Westbank of the Mississippi River. When I moved to the Westbank long ago, we discovered this place and came here a few times. It was pretty much a hole in the wall… Continue reading Gattuso’s, Gretna, LA Report #371

Thai D-Jing, Gretna, LA Report #340

This is a beautiful little place, which you can easily see used to be a house. We would have dined on the front porch if the weather had been nicer. The owners started out with a food truck. I know a few people who were regular patrons, and they all said the food was great.… Continue reading Thai D-Jing, Gretna, LA Report #340