Steak ‘n Shake, Mobile, AL Report #233

I’m taking a little road trip.  I don’t normally report on chains UNLESS they’re really special, or they have a great burger.  I love burgers.  And this place has great ones.  That explains why they’ve survived since 1934!  I just wish we had one of these back in New Orleans.  They say they’re in 28… Continue reading Steak ‘n Shake, Mobile, AL Report #233

Ben’s Burgers, Metairie, LA Report #199

I was very sad when the only location of Bud’s Broiler in the city of New Orleans closed down.  Then, I was happy to hear they were reopening not far from their original location.  I love Bud’s Broiler.  And now I LOVE this place! This place actually used to be a Bud’s Broiler until they… Continue reading Ben’s Burgers, Metairie, LA Report #199

Bud’s Broiler, New Orleans, LA Report #123

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********   I’m a big fan of burgers and this is my lifetime favorite burger joint.  The original Bud’s Broiler opened up in a New Orleans suburb in 1952.  This was the next location, and the first one to open in the city of New Orleans, at 500 City Park Ave., in… Continue reading Bud’s Broiler, New Orleans, LA Report #123

Gold Coast Dogs, Chicago, IL Report #96

I first visited Chicago maybe 30 years ago, and until then I had never had hotdogs with anything on them except mustard and chili. Then I had my first Chicago style hotdog. I was astounded. Tomatoes and little green peppers? On a hotdog? But I liked it! So when I saw this place changing planes… Continue reading Gold Coast Dogs, Chicago, IL Report #96

Mooyah, Metairie, LA Report #67

  This is one of my favorite burger places.  Spacious, clean, well lit, downright pretty inside.  Big chalk wall for the kids to occupy themselves with.  Fast food type atmosphere with some premium type ingredients you can add to your burger like sliced avocado, blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, fried onion… Continue reading Mooyah, Metairie, LA Report #67

Dat Dog, New Orleans, LA Report #63

If you’re tired of traditional hot dogs this is the place for you.  Indoor and outdoor patio seating.  Nice bar, with a door allowing the bartender to serve both indoor and outdoor diners.  On weekends they also have local vendors selling art, jewelry and clothes in the patio area. We tried three dogs.  First, we… Continue reading Dat Dog, New Orleans, LA Report #63

Atomic Burger, Metairie, LA Report #35

When I try a new burger place I go with the simplest burger they offer to kind of set a baseline.  No sense in trying something more exotic if their simple burger isn’t any good.  So I ordered the Atomic Burger.  I asked what the “A.B. Sauce” was and was told it was a combo… Continue reading Atomic Burger, Metairie, LA Report #35