Banana Blossom Thai Cafe’, Gretna, LA Report #12

I love this place.  I’ve never had a bad dish here.  As you can see the sign over the restaurant just says “Thai”, so don’t look for a sign saying “Banana Blossom”.  It’s actually kind of hard to find.  If you can find the Winn Dixie supermarket at the intersection of Belle Chasse Hwy and… Continue reading Banana Blossom Thai Cafe’, Gretna, LA Report #12

Chopsticks Buffet, Gretna, LA Report #11

I don’t like Chinese buffets.  I don’t even consider Chinese buffets real restaurants.  But I had to attend a meeting tonight and that’s where they have it.  So for free food, I was there.  Pretty enough place.  Nice and clean. But then there’s the food.  Boiled crabs.  Not good.  Tasted like the were boiled in… Continue reading Chopsticks Buffet, Gretna, LA Report #11

Cochon, New Orleans, LA Report #10

“Cochon” is French for pig.  Pretty place.  Big place.  Love the wood burning oven and the loft dining.  The sign lights up at night if you’re looking for a landmark. Very interesting menu.  They’ll start you out with a delicious bucket of rolls that are hot, crusty on the outside and soft on the inside,… Continue reading Cochon, New Orleans, LA Report #10

El Paso Mexican Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #9

This place is in a building that used to be a Bennigan’s a LONG time ago.   I’m not sure Bennigan’s still exist anywhere, which has nothing to do with this report so I don’t really care. Sometimes I feel that once you’ve been to one Mexican restaurant (American style Mexican food that is, not… Continue reading El Paso Mexican Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #9

Tout de Suite Cafe’, New Orleans, LA Report #8

Cute little place in historic Algiers Point on the Westbank of New Orleans.   Interesting decor.  They have a lunch menu but I’ve never even looked at it because I come here for one thing and one thing only.  Breakfast! I love lox but have never tried their open face lox on bagel with cream… Continue reading Tout de Suite Cafe’, New Orleans, LA Report #8

DiMartino’s, New Orleans, LA Report #5

  This is the Algiers (Westbank) location, which is the only one I’ve ever been to.  Everything I’ve tried here has been great.  They’re known for their muffulettas and they do a great job with them.  They are made to order, come out heated perfectly, with the bread nice and toasty and the cheese just… Continue reading DiMartino’s, New Orleans, LA Report #5

Chez Pierre, Metairie, LA Report #4

This is the Clearview Pkwy. location which is the only one I’ve been to.  Even though I’ve only been here for dessert they also have a Vietnamese food menu with pho, vermicelli bowls and other Vietnamese fare.  The French were in Vietnam so long they taught the Vietnamese all their culinary tricks.  Last time I… Continue reading Chez Pierre, Metairie, LA Report #4