Pho Orchid, Metairie, LA Report #326

It hit me I like Tan Dinh so much I hadn’t been anywhere else for Vietnamese food in a long time. A couple of people told me this place was good, so we figured we’d give it a try. We decided on: AND THE FOOD! The Torpedo Shrimp were large, butterflied shrimp, stuffed with cream… Continue reading Pho Orchid, Metairie, LA Report #326

Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing, Metairie, LA Report #316

This place has been around since 1985, so I guess they’re doing something right.  Cozy little joint, located in a strip mall in a neighborhood called Old Metairie, which is just west of New Orleans. I was in the mood for just pizza, but my dining partner noticed there was seafood gumbo on the menu,… Continue reading Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing, Metairie, LA Report #316

Shyan’s, Metairie, LA Report #311

A very dear friend of mine told me about this place.  She said she came here with her husband to pick up some food, and saw a worker at the restaurant carrying a dead lamb in for butchering.  She was traumatized. Well, to me a place that butchers their own animals means fresher meat!  But… Continue reading Shyan’s, Metairie, LA Report #311

The Duke, Metairie, LA Report #305

I normally eat healthy on weekdays, but my regular dining partner is on vacation, and told me she wasn’t eating healthy while on vacation.  She demanded I take her to get burgers.   When it comes to food, she’s been known to get violent when she doesn’t get her way, so I figured a burger wouldn’t… Continue reading The Duke, Metairie, LA Report #305

Pacos Tacos, Metairie, LA Report #299

This place sells the authentic, Mexican street type tacos.  Until I was in my 40’s, the only type of tacos I had tried were the Taco Bell type tacos, with the crunchy, corn shell.  Then after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, numerous taco trucks showed up in New Orleans, and my eyes were opened!  I… Continue reading Pacos Tacos, Metairie, LA Report #299

Mama Thai, Metairie, LA Report #295

There’s a restaurant right down the street from here called New Orleans Food & Spirits which everyone raves about.  They don’t take reservations.  Strictly first come first serve. That’s where we tried to go, and they told us it’d be a 25 minute wait.  With the number of people waiting for a table, looked more… Continue reading Mama Thai, Metairie, LA Report #295

Dab’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #293

The man in the portrait above is Chef Duke LoCicero.  He’s a legend in New Orleans.  He owned a restaurant in the French Quarter named Café Giovanni for 26 years.  It closed in 2017.  I loved that place.  One dish he was famous for was called Oysters Giovanni.  Fried oysters on a plate covered with… Continue reading Dab’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #293

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Café, Metairie, LA Report #286

I FINALLY GOT TO SIT DOWN AND EAT INSIDE A RESTAURANT!  First time since Red’s Chinese back on March 15th, thanks to this damn COVID-19 pandemic!  I am a happy person. Cases of the Coronavirus have decreased enough in the state of Louisiana that the Governor allowed restaurants to open for indoor seating, with a… Continue reading Albasha Greek & Lebanese Café, Metairie, LA Report #286

Casa Garcia, Metairie, LA Report #280

We’re still navigating our way through the Coronavirus apocalypse, so every restaurant that is open only has pick up and delivery.  I’ve heard great things about this place for some time now.  I hate going to a new place and judging them based on take out food.  It seems to me a restaurant can’t show… Continue reading Casa Garcia, Metairie, LA Report #280

Shake Shack, Metairie, LA Report #276

If there’s any other street in the New Orleans Metro area with more burger joints than Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie, I can’t think of it.  You’ll also find Atomic Burger, Lee’s Hamburgers, Mooyah and New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood on this strip, and that’s just the ones I’ve tried! The place was pretty busy… Continue reading Shake Shack, Metairie, LA Report #276