Tic Toc Café, Metairie, LA Report #361

I’m always on the hunt for new breakfast spots. This is one of those places I’ve driven past a hundred times, and for some reason I never considered stopping in to eat. Today was the day to give them a try. Pretty small place. They’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That’s… Continue reading Tic Toc Café, Metairie, LA Report #361

Carreta’s Grill, Metairie, LA Report #359

Today I had my taxes done. It’s a dark day. Always is. I always have to pay. As tradition has it, we always go to eat afterwards. It’s one of the few things that makes me feel better that’s legal. Way back in Report #334, I explained that I was going to restaurants on this… Continue reading Carreta’s Grill, Metairie, LA Report #359

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

Table & Tap 5216, Metairie, LA Report #351

I ended up in a conversation about restaurant appetizers with a friend on social media who knows good food. She mentioned this place served avocado fries which she described as, “da bomb”! That’s means they’re very good for all you people that aren’t as hip as me. That was all I needed to hear. Ever… Continue reading Table & Tap 5216, Metairie, LA Report #351

Waffles On Maple, Metairie, LA Report #349

This place is called Waffles on Maple because it’s original location was on Maple St., in Uptown New Orleans. I went to that location once years ago, and the place was tiny. I mean so tiny I had to walk sideways past other customers to get through it. That location is permanently closed now. The… Continue reading Waffles On Maple, Metairie, LA Report #349

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