The Backyard, New Orleans, LA Report #377

***** Stay tuned for a special BONUS report at the end! ***** I noticed this place a few months ago when we had an excellent Italian dinner at Rizzuto’s, which is right across the street. The smell of BBQ wafting from the joint made me put it on my list. Today, we ended up in… Continue reading The Backyard, New Orleans, LA Report #377

The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

This is one of those places that you go to and wonder why you haven’t been there in so long. I love the place. If you miss their sign and you’re looking for the restaurant, the second picture is about all you’ll see. It’s tucked in under a bunch of trees of pretty much invisible.… Continue reading The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

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

Sala, New Orleans, LA Report #335

This building has been several different restaurants over the years. I remember eating here when it was a Ground Pati back in the 80’s. But now it’s a place called Sala. Nice looking place, with a few tables outside in front if you prefer dining outdoors. Plenty of comfy seating inside. There’s a burger and… Continue reading Sala, New Orleans, LA Report #335

Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #190

Nice looking place with a beautiful view.  Right across from the New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor.  You can watch the zillion dollar yachts cruise out the harbor en route to Lake Pontchartrain.  The main dining room has a regular bar, oyster bar, and a char-grilled oyster station.  You can also dine on an outdoor balcony… Continue reading Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #190

District Donuts, New Orleans, LA Report #177

  This is the Lakeview location.  I hear everyone refer to this place just as District Donuts, but I guess technically the name of the place is District Donuts.Sliders.Brews.  That’s a better name since they’re about so much more than donuts.  But the donuts are special.  At least the one I had was!  More on… Continue reading District Donuts, New Orleans, LA Report #177

Café Navarre, New Orleans, LA Report #136

  For breakfast we tried to go to the S. Broad Street location of the Ruby Slipper.  I wanted to try one of their Egg Benedict dishes, but when we got there it was a 20-30 minute wait for a table.  I just downloaded that “Nowait” app, but didn’t use it.  Luckily, with my vast… Continue reading Café Navarre, New Orleans, LA Report #136

Another Broken Egg Café, New Orleans, LA Report #127

  This is the Lakeview location. Really pretty place. Like you’re dining in a New Orleans Victorian style home.  You can dine inside or outside on the wrap around porch.  Since we’re in New Orleans in August, and at 9:20 AM it was already 86 degrees outside, we opted for inside. Cute coffee mugs.  Nice selection… Continue reading Another Broken Egg Café, New Orleans, LA Report #127

Reginelli’s Pizzeria, New Orleans, LA Report #76

This was the Harrison Ave. location. The first picture is the view of the restaurant you’ll get if you’re standing on the sidewalk.  The next picture shows there’s some seating out on the sidewalk and there’s parking on the median, or as we say in New Orleans, the “neutral ground”.  Next, the view of the… Continue reading Reginelli’s Pizzeria, New Orleans, LA Report #76

Russell’s Marina Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #59

Great place.  Located a couple blocks from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and across the street from a marina, the place is always packed.  Outside dining patio, nice size dining room and bar.  Speaking of the bar you know you’re in New Orleans when you see Big Al’s Bloody Mary featured prominently on the breakfast… Continue reading Russell’s Marina Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #59