Jalapeños Mexican Cuisine, Belle Chasse, LA Report #368

This place is located at the end of a very short strip mall on LA Hwy 23, also known as Belle Chasse Hwy. Keep heading south on that highway and it dead ends at the Gulf of Mexico, at the “toe” of Southeast Louisiana. I pass this restaurant pretty often going down to the Navy… Continue reading Jalapeños Mexican Cuisine, Belle Chasse, LA Report #368

Pokéworks, Metairie, LA Report #367

The word for what’s served here is pronounced “poh-KAY”, and rhymes with “okay”. I looked it up to see what the definition was and found, “jab or prod (someone or something), especially with one’s finger”. I quickly realized I looked up POKE, and corrected that. Poke is, “diced raw fish served either as an appetizer… Continue reading Pokéworks, Metairie, LA Report #367

Nor Joe Import Co., Metairie, LA Report #366

This place isn’t actually a restaurant, but an importing company. According to their website they import goods from various countries, but it looks like Italy is their favorite. I love buying imported goods. I could spend a fortune in this place. All that being said, they do serve some food, which is why we came… Continue reading Nor Joe Import Co., Metairie, LA Report #366

Trep’s, New Orleans, Report #365

I like the way this place is designed. Especially during this pandemic. Almost all of the seating is outdoor seating, most of it under tents. The area in front of the bar is kind of inside, but with the garage style doors wide open that’s basically outside too. Very nice on a beautiful day like… Continue reading Trep’s, New Orleans, Report #365

Mona Lisa, New Orleans, LA Report #364

I was perusing one of my favorite foodie pages on social media and someone mentioned this place. I looked it up and read the reviews. People raved about it! And I was in the mood for Italian so we headed down to the French Quarter to give it a try. The sign outside is just… Continue reading Mona Lisa, New Orleans, LA Report #364

The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

This is one of those places that you go to and wonder why you haven’t been there in so long. I love the place. If you miss their sign and you’re looking for the restaurant, the second picture is about all you’ll see. It’s tucked in under a bunch of trees of pretty much invisible.… Continue reading The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

Rizzuto’s, New Orleans, LA Report #362

The perfect way to end my, “one day I’m allowed to have a cheat meal during Lent”, day! A great meal at a nice family run restaurant. In fact, this place is so family run when I asked our waiter about a certain dish we had he said his mom was in the kitchen cooking… Continue reading Rizzuto’s, New Orleans, LA Report #362

Tic Toc Café, Metairie, LA Report #361

I’m always on the hunt for new breakfast spots. This is one of those places I’ve driven past a hundred times, and for some reason I never considered stopping in to eat. Today was the day to give them a try. Pretty small place. They’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That’s… Continue reading Tic Toc Café, Metairie, LA Report #361

Etouffée, Covington, LA Report #360

It was just two weeks ago I crossed the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway for a delicious dinner at The Dakota. Well, here I am doing it again! A friend of mine who lives across the lake visited this restaurant and loved it. I looked up the menu online and knew I had to pop in for… Continue reading Etouffée, Covington, LA Report #360

Carreta’s Grill, Metairie, LA Report #359

Today I had my taxes done. It’s a dark day. Always is. I always have to pay. As tradition has it, we always go to eat afterwards. It’s one of the few things that makes me feel better that’s legal. Way back in Report #334, I explained that I was going to restaurants on this… Continue reading Carreta’s Grill, Metairie, LA Report #359