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

3 Happiness Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #294

This place is located in a strip mall in Gretna, right down the street from one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants, Tan Dinh.  The menu here offers Chinese and Vietnamese food.  A foodie friend of mine, who happens to be of the Asian persuasion, recommended it, so my hopes were high I’d have a great… Continue reading 3 Happiness Restaurant, Gretna, LA Report #294

Huey P’s Pizzeria & Daiquiris, Gretna, LA Report #284

This place is located in the Historic District of Gretna with a bunch of other restaurants, including Rivershack and Gretna Depot.  Besides food, if you want to get liquored up they also have a nice selection of Daquiris! Were still dealing with the Coronavirus shutdowns, so you have to take your order to go.  The… Continue reading Huey P’s Pizzeria & Daiquiris, Gretna, LA Report #284

Margaritas Mexican Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #275

For some time now I’ve said El Paso was my favorite Mexican restaurant.  Well, after an excellent meal here tonight, El Paso has a challenger! You can drive by this place several times, like I did, and not notice it.  It’s hidden in a strip mall behind the Beef Connection Steakhouse, and across the street… Continue reading Margaritas Mexican Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #275

Hi-Do Bakery, Gretna, LA Report #274

This is my last king cake of the Mardi Gras season.  A friend told me about how wonderful Antoine’s king cakes were, and they are good.  We went through three of them since the Mardi Gras season began.  I had forgotten about how much I loved Hi-Do’s king cakes last year, so for a get… Continue reading Hi-Do Bakery, Gretna, LA Report #274

Turmeric Indian Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #264

I was trying to figure out the last time I had Indian cuisine.  I remembered it was at a place uptown called Nirvana.  I also remembered I went while I was at work.  I last worked up there in 2004, so its been over 15 years.  That’s too long to deprive my palate of any… Continue reading Turmeric Indian Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #264

Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261

I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans 22 years ago.  The Home Depot I frequent is right across the street from this bakery, and one of my favorite Mexican joints, La Fiesta, is on the same street a couple blocks away.  That being said, I’ve driven past this place a hundred times and somehow… Continue reading Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261