Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246

This place is in a building that used to be a restaurant called O’Brein’s Grille.  It was supposedly a fantastic fine dining restaurant, but it closed down after 10 years of operation.  I say “supposedly” because I kept putting off and never made it there to check it out for myself! A long time New… Continue reading Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246

Jasmine Rice Thai Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #241

I was in the mood for Thai food tonight.  I live on the Westbank of New Orleans, and didn’t feel like crossing the river.  My favorite Thai place on the Westbank is Banana Blossom, but I felt like trying a different place.  There’s a place called “A Taste Of Thailand” that I’ve been hearing good… Continue reading Jasmine Rice Thai Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #241

Beef Connection, Gretna, LA Report #231

If you’re looking for this place at night, look hard, because that sign doesn’t light up.  Or if it does, it wasn’t lit up tonight. When you see this place it just strikes you how plain it is.  No ornate decorations or anything.  It’s just a simple, no nonsense, steakhouse, and that’s good enough for… Continue reading Beef Connection, Gretna, LA Report #231

Danny & Bonnie Seafood, Gretna, LA Report #191

I always thought this was just a fresh and boiled seafood stand, until someone told me I had to stop here for one of their shrimp po-boys because they were so good.  If you come here, and your approaching from the east, drive the speed limit.  That white SUV you see parked on the side… Continue reading Danny & Bonnie Seafood, Gretna, LA Report #191

Big Ez Seafood, Gretna, LA Report #182

  When I walked in here for dinner tonight a really had my mind set on some boiled crawfish.  I haven’t had any yet this year.  When I heard they were $6.89 a pound I changed my mind.  More than I was willing to pay. Nice clean little place.  Some really plush stools if you… Continue reading Big Ez Seafood, Gretna, LA Report #182

Nine Roses, Gretna, LA Report #167

  Can’t decided between Vietnamese or Chinese food?  Don’t stress it.  Come here and have both.  This place is located less than a block off the Westbank Expressway in Gretna, but I drove by over 1,000 times never knowing it was there.  If you’re driving towards the river on the ground level of the expressway,… Continue reading Nine Roses, Gretna, LA Report #167

Tony Mandina’s, Gretna, LA Report #166

  I can’t remember the last time I went to a restaurant that I could absolutely rave about, but this is it!  My new favorite Italian restaurant.  Even if I tried I couldn’t find anything to report negatively on after this dining experience. There’s ample off street parking, with an attendant to keep an eye… Continue reading Tony Mandina’s, Gretna, LA Report #166