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… 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

Akira Sushi & Hibachi, Metairie, LA Report #273

This little area of Metairie is called Fat City.  Pick a cuisine, and you can find a restaurant around here that offers it.  The ones I’ve been to around here are Drago’s, Los Jefes, Bravo, Pho Michael, PF Chang’s and Todd’s Frozen Yogurt.  That represents Creole/Seafood, Mexican, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese and a place for dessert. … Continue reading Akira Sushi & Hibachi, Metairie, LA Report #273

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

Todd’s Frozen Yogurt, Metairie, LA Report #251

  We had just finished dinner a few blocks away at Drago’s and decided to stop in here for dessert.  Cute little place with a lot more than frozen yogurt, as the pictures attest to.  ‘Tis the season, so I sampled the frozen eggnog yogurt.  I love eggnog so I thought it was delicious!  If… Continue reading Todd’s Frozen Yogurt, Metairie, LA Report #251

Drago’s, Metairie, LA Report #250

This place is great.  They’re famous in New Orleans as the originators of Charbroiled Oysters.  Oysters on the half shell, grilled over an open flame, while slathered with an herbed garlic butter.  As they grill, the melted butter drips down into the fire causing huge flare ups, which gives them a nice smoky flavor. There’s… Continue reading Drago’s, Metairie, LA Report #250