Nor Joe Import Co., Metairie, LA Report #366

This place isn’t actually a restaurant, but an importing company. According to their website they import goods from various countries, but it looks like Italy is their favorite. I love buying imported goods. I could spend a fortune in this place. All that being said, they do serve some food, which is why we came… Continue reading Nor Joe Import Co., Metairie, LA Report #366

Rizzuto’s, New Orleans, LA Report #362

The perfect way to end my, “one day I’m allowed to have a cheat meal during Lent”, day! A great meal at a nice family run restaurant. In fact, this place is so family run when I asked our waiter about a certain dish we had he said his mom was in the kitchen cooking… Continue reading Rizzuto’s, New Orleans, LA Report #362

A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar, Metairie, LA Report #358

Not too long ago, the space this place is in was an Italian chain restaurant named Bravo!, which I really liked. I’m not sure why they closed down. The food was good and it seemed there were always plenty of customers in the restaurant. This restaurant just opened a couple months ago. As a rule,… Continue reading A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar, Metairie, LA Report #358

Acropolis On Freret, New Orleans, LA Report #345

I looked up the word “Acropolis”. It’s defined as, “A citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill”. I guess that would imply this is a Greek restaurant. Their website says they serve food from the Mediterranean region. After looking at the menu, it’s obviously a pretty wide swath… Continue reading Acropolis On Freret, New Orleans, LA Report #345

Tommy’s Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #321

This is the last weekend of the 2020 COOLinary season, and I’ve done everything I can to enjoy it to the fullest! I’ve heard good things about this place for a long time, so we decided to have our last COOLinary dinner here. Nice looking restaurant. I love the dining room we sat in with… Continue reading Tommy’s Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #321

Gianna, New Orleans, LA Report #297

There’s a local restaurant critic who says you should never go to a restaurant as soon as it opens.  Give them six months or so to get their act together, and then go.  I happen to work right down the street from this place, and remember when this corner was just an empty lot.  I… Continue reading Gianna, New Orleans, LA Report #297

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

A lot of people avoid chain restaurants because they don’t equate them with quality food.  If that was a rule, this place is definitely an exception to it!  From the wood burning pizza ovens to the house made salad dressing, this place is pretty good! Last time I went to a Carrabba’s was about 10… Continue reading Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Metairie, LA Report #263

Gendusa’s Italian Market, Kenner, LA Report # 256

Someone I work with lives pretty far from this place, and drives miles past a lot of good Italian restaurants to come here.  Now I know why. Not a huge place.  There’s a small building next door to the main restaurant to handle overflow diners, which is a where we sat.  I was wondering if… Continue reading Gendusa’s Italian Market, Kenner, LA Report # 256

Marcello’s, New Orleans, LA Report #248

*************** PERMANENTLY CLOSED *************** We were overdue for some Italian food and decided on this place.  Excellent choice.  Everything was fantastic.  I’m not a wine drinker, but if you are, I’m pretty sure you’ll find the right bottle for you.  There were racks of wine all over the place.  Our waitress said we could roam… Continue reading Marcello’s, New Orleans, LA Report #248

Liuzza’s, New Orleans, LA Report #247

This place isn’t associated at all with the Liuzza’s near the Fairgrounds Race Course.  Totally different restaurant and owners. There’s a po-boy restaurant near here called Parkway Bakery & Tavern.  During the month of November they have a special Thanksgiving po-boy sandwich, with turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce on it.  They normally advertise it pretty… Continue reading Liuzza’s, New Orleans, LA Report #247