Santa Fe, New Orleans, LA Report #336

You ever walk down the sidewalk and think, “I’d like to sit out here and eat in that little strip of grass (or dirt) between the sidewalk and the street”? Well, now’s your chance to do it! If you come to Santa Fe. This place is located on one of the prettiest streets in the… Continue reading Santa Fe, New Orleans, LA Report #336

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

Bayou Bistro, New Orleans, LA Report #334

Let me tell you how I found out about this place. I have a rewards credit card for a popular hotel chain. Last month they sent me this email saying if you dine at certain participating restaurants and use their credit card, they’ll give you a bunch of reward points. NOLA Caye was on that… Continue reading Bayou Bistro, New Orleans, LA Report #334

Luca Eats, New Orleans, LA Report #332

This place is located back in a residential neighborhood, well off any main drag. If you see that cemetery, which is right across the street from the restaurant, you know you’re close! If you look at that cemetery (3rd pic) you’ll notice the graves are above ground. That’s because here in New Orleans we’re below… Continue reading Luca Eats, New Orleans, LA Report #332

Café Minh, New Orleans, LA Report #331

When I first heard of this place I thought it was a Chinese restaurant. It’s actually a Vietnamese restaurant, but besides the fact there’s Pho on the menu, it’s hard to tell. Their website describes the food as, “Saigon’s Southern Vietnamese flavors, modernized with influences from French and American cuisine; all made with the freshest… Continue reading Café Minh, New Orleans, LA Report #331

Wasabi, New Orleans, LA Report #325

This place is located in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, which is right next to the French Quarter. We came here today because I had something I hadn’t used in a while. A Groupon! I forget when I bought it, but I think it was supposed to expire in May or June, but thanks… Continue reading Wasabi, New Orleans, LA Report #325

Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA Report #323

This is an old New Orleans restaurant that’s been around in one form or another since 1933. They actually have a garden across the street where they grow things to use in the restaurant for a farm to table experience. You can’t get any fresher than that! I told a fellow New Orleanian I had… Continue reading Ye Olde College Inn, New Orleans, LA Report #323

Desire Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #322

This is it! My last COOLinary meal of the 2020 season. I did pretty good. Had 6 of them! The other 5 were dinners. This was the only lunch. This restaurant is located on world famous Bourbon Street, in the French Quarter. It’s in the Royal Sonesta hotel, but there’s an entrance allowing you to… Continue reading Desire Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #322

Tommy’s Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #321

This is the last weekend of the 2020 COOLinary season, and I’ve done everything I can to enjoy it to the fullest! I’ve heard good things about this place for a long time, so we decided to have our last COOLinary dinner here. Nice looking restaurant. I love the dining room we sat in with… Continue reading Tommy’s Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #321

Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320

This place is located in the heart of the French Quarter. The third picture above is Jackson Square, with St. Louis cathedral in the background. Probably one of the images most associated with New Orleans. Muriel’s is located right behind it. And right across the street from Jackson Square is the iconic beignet place, Café… Continue reading Muriel’s Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA Report #320