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

Gianna, New Orleans, LA Report #297

There’s a local restaurant critic who says you should never go to a restaurant as soon as it opens.  Give them six months or so to get their act together, and then go.  I happen to work right down the street from this place, and remember when this corner was just an empty lot.  I… Continue reading Gianna, New Orleans, LA Report #297

Dab’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #293

The man in the portrait above is Chef Duke LoCicero.  He’s a legend in New Orleans.  He owned a restaurant in the French Quarter named Café Giovanni for 26 years.  It closed in 2017.  I loved that place.  One dish he was famous for was called Oysters Giovanni.  Fried oysters on a plate covered with… Continue reading Dab’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #293

Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #292

Located on the very western edge of the French Quarter, their website says they’re in the oldest building on Canal St.  There used to be a Wendy’s Hamburger restaurant in this building, but you’d never know it now.  Place looks really nice! So the name of the place is the Creole House.  I know a… Continue reading Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar, New Orleans, LA Report #292

Restaurant des Familles, Crown Point, LA Report #289

Crown Point, Louisiana, is a very short ride from New Orleans.  I live on the Westbank of New Orleans and it only took us about 20 minutes to get here.  It’s well worth the drive.  Beautiful place in a peaceful setting, with a dining room looking out over a swamp.  Last time I was here,… Continue reading Restaurant des Familles, Crown Point, LA Report #289

G’s Pizza, New Orleans, LA Report #282

Here’s another option open for pickup and delivery during these trying pandemic times.  A friend told me the Cajun Shrimp Pizza was to die for, and that was good enough for me!  I called in my order and headed on over. Pretty small place with inside and outside dining, that is, during normal times.  Looks… Continue reading G’s Pizza, New Orleans, LA Report #282

Jason’s Deli, Harvey, LA Report #272

I normally don’t review chain restaurants but I feel it’s my solemn duty to let my readers know where they can get some good food!  And after the actions of the manager when they made a slight error on our order, I knew I had to write a review and give them a shout out. … Continue reading Jason’s Deli, Harvey, LA Report #272

Vera’s Seafood, Slidell, LA Report #269

This place has been in business a long time.   It opened in 1952, and was built on wooden pilings over the water on Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Louisiana.  Hurricane Katrina destroyed the place, so they moved to this inshore location in a strip mall. Being in a strip mall, it doesn’t look very appealing… Continue reading Vera’s Seafood, Slidell, LA Report #269

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

Gendusa’s Italian Market, Kenner, LA Report # 256

Someone I work with lives pretty far from this place, and drives miles past a lot of good Italian restaurants to come here.  Now I know why. Not a huge place.  There’s a small building next door to the main restaurant to handle overflow diners, which is a where we sat.  I was wondering if… Continue reading Gendusa’s Italian Market, Kenner, LA Report # 256