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

Ancora, New Orleans, LA Report #354

Last Monday we tried to go to Mark Twain’s for pizza, but they were closed! I didn’t know they were closed every Monday. I’ve been wanting pizza ever since. New Orleans isn’t a pizza town like New York or Chicago. And of course not like Italy. But I heard this place had a huge pizza… Continue reading Ancora, New Orleans, LA Report #354

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

Acropolis On Freret, New Orleans, LA Report #345

I looked up the word “Acropolis”. It’s defined as, “A citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill”. I guess that would imply this is a Greek restaurant. Their website says they serve food from the Mediterranean region. After looking at the menu, it’s obviously a pretty wide swath… Continue reading Acropolis On Freret, New Orleans, LA Report #345

Isabella’s Pizzeria, Mandeville, LA Report #338

We love cutting down a real tree for Christmas. Today was opening day for our favorite Christmas tree farm, which happens to be located across Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans. So we crossed the longest, continuous bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, and of course that made us hungry so… Continue reading Isabella’s Pizzeria, Mandeville, LA Report #338

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

Huey P’s Pizzeria & Daiquiris, Gretna, LA Report #284

This place is located in the Historic District of Gretna with a bunch of other restaurants, including Rivershack and Gretna Depot.  Besides food, if you want to get liquored up they also have a nice selection of Daquiris! Were still dealing with the Coronavirus shutdowns, so you have to take your order to go.  The… Continue reading Huey P’s Pizzeria & Daiquiris, Gretna, LA Report #284

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

Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254

This place is right next to the Dry Dock Café, in historic Algiers Point.  A New Orleans neighborhood which was established in 1719.  There is ferry service across the Mississippi River from the CBD and French Quarter area, but due to some sort of problems the service has been suspended for some time now.  As… Continue reading Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254