Crescent City Brewhouse, New Orleans, LA Report #406

I’m not going to reveal my age but I can brag that I’m old enough to have survived Hurricane Betsy. I was born in New Orleans and have been here my entire life. I’m one of the locals who doesn’t like going into the French Quarter. In fact, I can think of times in my… Continue reading Crescent City Brewhouse, New Orleans, LA Report #406

Criollo, New Orleans, LA Report #405

My first COOLinary dinner this year was at Appoline, and it was very good. This is only my second one of the season. I’ve got to step up my game! Here’s a link for an explanation of COOLinary and participating restaurants: https://www.neworleans.com/coolinary/ This restaurant is located in the French Quarter, inside of the Hotel Monteleone… Continue reading Criollo, New Orleans, LA Report #405

Arnaud’s, New Orleans, LA Report #400

When I started doing this blog as a hobby I never thought I’d get to report #400. Actually, considering hardly anyone reads these things, it’s still just that. A hobby. But I enjoy doing it! And hopefully it brings a little joy to the 6 or 7 people who read it. Long ago I figured… Continue reading Arnaud’s, New Orleans, LA Report #400

Apolline, New Orleans, LA Report #396

The COOLinary 2021 season is here in New Orleans! It normally starts in August, but started early this year and will last later than normal. Participating restaurants do special lunch and dinner menus at a set price. For a full explanation and participating restaurants and menus, check out this website: Coolinary New Orleans | Official… Continue reading Apolline, New Orleans, LA Report #396

American Sports Saloon, New Orleans, LA Report #395

Normally, there’s no way I’d end up at a sports bar in the French Quarter. But way back in Report #334 I explained how I get reward points for hotel stays for dining at certain restaurants. I got an email (2nd picture above), telling me I’d get 500 bonus points for spending $30 at this… Continue reading American Sports Saloon, New Orleans, LA Report #395

Barrow’s Catfish, New Orleans, LA Report #394

This place is synonymous in New Orleans with fried catfish. It was originally opened in 1943 at a different location, and initially they only served fried catfish and potato salad. That menu expanded, but hurricane Katrina closed them down in 2005. After a long hiatus, they reopened at this location. Long ago (I’m talking the… Continue reading Barrow’s Catfish, New Orleans, LA Report #394

Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392

Located a stones throw from the Mississippi river, this place has been around since 1942. That’s a long time! I bet the sign hanging in front is older than me. Cozy place. When you walk in the first thing you see is the bar. If I lived in the neighborhood and was a drinker, I… Continue reading Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392

Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA Report #391

I’m a long time die hard Saints fan. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Saints are our National Football League team here in New Orleans. And one of their former players, named Zach Strief, is part owner of this place. He was a great player and a great guy, so I’ve been wanting to patronize… Continue reading Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA Report #391

Red Fish Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #389

This restaurant is owned by the Ralph Brennan restaurant group. The Brennan’s are a well knows restaurant family here in New Orleans. Two of their other restaurants I’ve been to are the world famous Brennan’s on Royal St., which I absolutely love, and Ralph’s on the Park. This one is located in the French Quarter,… Continue reading Red Fish Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #389

Cho Thai, New Orleans, LA Report #388

My niece, who just by virtue of being related to me knows food, recommended this place to me. My kids got wind of it, and the second Father’s Day rolled around, at midnight, I received a text. I had never received a gift card via text before, but that option is available for this place!… Continue reading Cho Thai, New Orleans, LA Report #388