Etouffée, Covington, LA Report #360

It was just two weeks ago I crossed the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway for a delicious dinner at The Dakota. Well, here I am doing it again! A friend of mine who lives across the lake visited this restaurant and loved it. I looked up the menu online and knew I had to pop in for… Continue reading Etouffée, Covington, LA Report #360

Bienvenue, Harahan, LA Report #348

This place is located in Harahan, which is a small city just west of New Orleans. If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, you know I’m hitting some restaurants which participate in this hotel rewards program. Well, this one was on the list. So in the name of earning reward points towards a free… Continue reading Bienvenue, Harahan, LA Report #348

Palm & Pine, New Orleans, LA Report #347

This restaurant is located on the northern edge of the French Quarter, on what was once the North Rampart of the original city of New Orleans. Because of that, the street it’s on is named North Rampart. I’ve heard great things about this place and have been wanting to try it for some time. My… Continue reading Palm & Pine, New Orleans, LA Report #347

Annunciation, New Orleans, LA Report #343

A few reports ago I mentioned a credit card I had, attached to a large hotel chain, was giving me reward points for dining at certain restaurants. I’m still working my way through their list, and this place was on it! Being kind of hidden away in what I thought would have been the CBD/Warehouse… Continue reading Annunciation, New Orleans, LA Report #343

Lakeview Harbor, New Orleans, LA Report #342

I love this part of the city. It’s loaded with restaurants. The ones I’ve reported on around here are The Blue Crab, Landry’s Seafood House, Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Russel’s Marina Grill and Sala. This place is sandwiched right between the last two on that list. All of this is right on the south… Continue reading Lakeview Harbor, New Orleans, LA Report #342

Bayou Bistro, New Orleans, LA Report #334

Let me tell you how I found out about this place. I have a rewards credit card for a popular hotel chain. Last month they sent me this email saying if you dine at certain participating restaurants and use their credit card, they’ll give you a bunch of reward points. NOLA Caye was on that… Continue reading Bayou Bistro, New Orleans, LA Report #334

Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill, Buras, LA Report #324

Don’t ask how I ended up way down in Buras, Louisiana. The third picture above shows where it is. The blue dot shows my current location in New Orleans, and the little red balloon where you almost run out of Louisiana to travel through is Buras. There’s not a lot to do in Buras. There’s… Continue reading Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill, Buras, LA Report #324

Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA Report #323

This is an old New Orleans restaurant that’s been around in one form or another since 1933. They actually have a garden across the street where they grow things to use in the restaurant for a farm to table experience. You can’t get any fresher than that! I told a fellow New Orleanian I had… Continue reading Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA Report #323

Desire Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #322

This is it! My last COOLinary meal of the 2020 season. I did pretty good. Had 6 of them! The other 5 were dinners. This was the only lunch. This restaurant is located on world famous Bourbon Street, in the French Quarter. It’s in the Royal Sonesta hotel, but there’s an entrance allowing you to… Continue reading Desire Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #322

Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320

This place is located in the heart of the French Quarter. The third picture above is Jackson Square, with St. Louis cathedral in the background. Probably one of the images most associated with New Orleans. Muriel’s is located right behind it. And right across the street from Jackson Square is the iconic beignet place, Café… Continue reading Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320