The Appetite Repair Shop, New Orleans, LA Report #46

I’ve been wanting to try this place out for some time now because I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.  Tucked away on back streets in historic Algiers Point, on the Westbank of New Orleans, if you don’t know it’s there and go looking for it you’d never find it. At first it just… Continue reading The Appetite Repair Shop, New Orleans, LA Report #46

Joe’s Café, Marrero, LA Report #34

Looking at this place you’d think it was your typical donut shop but it’s a lot more.  This is the Lapalco location.  It’s open 24 hours and the full menu is available 24 hours a day.  I came here years ago just for their peanut butter and jelly donut and wanted that today.  I was… Continue reading Joe’s Café, Marrero, LA Report #34

La Fiesta, Gretna, LA Report # 33

This may have been the first good Mexican restaurant I discovered when I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans in 1997.  Talk about a hole in the wall though.  They have 5 parking spots out front.  That dining room pic is the entire dining room minus one table and three booths, one of which… Continue reading La Fiesta, Gretna, LA Report # 33

Café Du Monde, Metairie, LA Report #32

If you visit New Orleans you MUST go to the Café du Monde.  Preferably the original one in the French Quarter.  It’s best to eat beignets sitting on the Mississippi River, listening to the calliope music from the steamboat Natchez and looking at Jackson Square across the street.  BUT, if you can’t make it to… Continue reading Café Du Monde, Metairie, LA Report #32

R&O’S, Metairie, LA Report #31

    This place is only about two blocks from the New Orleans city line in an old part of Metairie called Bucktown.  Bucktown began as a string of hunting and fishing camps over 100 years ago.  Lake Pontchartrain is right across the street.  I wouldn’t call it an Italian place but there’s no shortage… Continue reading R&O’S, Metairie, LA Report #31

Sucre’, Metairie, LA Report #28

I’ve always took the same attitude towards my desserts as I did my women.  I don’t care if they’re ugly, as long as they’re sweet.  But, if you’re not like me and like pretty dessert, this is the place for you. This was the Metairie location.  They also have a couple locations in New Orleans. … Continue reading Sucre’, Metairie, LA Report #28

Chophouse, New Orleans, LA Report #27

It was my daughter’s birthday and she wanted to try this place for her birthday dinner.  Nice looking small steakhouse with a small piano bar, all of which is attached to the St. James hotel, so I guess if you eat and drink too much you can walk next door to get a room and… Continue reading Chophouse, New Orleans, LA Report #27