Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop, Metairie, La. Report #45

I’ve always said if you go somewhere to get gumbo, and it’s got tomatoes in it, they don’t know what they’re doing.  I have to give Chef Ron a pass on that.  He puts tomatoes in his gumbo for whatever reason and it’s still good.  In fact, if you want to know what real New… Continue reading Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop, Metairie, La. Report #45

The Big Cheezy, New Orleans, La., Report #44

New Orleans is known as the “Big Easy”.  The name of this place is obviously a play on that.  I was playing around on Facebook and saw an ad where if you signed up for their VIP club you get a free grilled cheese sandwich.  I signed up, they e-mailed me a coupon, so since… Continue reading The Big Cheezy, New Orleans, La., Report #44

Mellow Mushroom, Metarie, La. Report #43

I first ate at a Mellow Mushroom somewhere in southern Alabama maybe15 years ago and fell in love with it.  It was a long time before they opened this location in Metairie and they also have a location in Uptown New Orleans now.  This one is located on the top floor of a small shopping… Continue reading Mellow Mushroom, Metarie, La. Report #43

Bruno’s Tavern, New Orleans, La. Report #42

A local food critic named Tom Fitzmorris always advised against buying Groupons to go to restaurants.  I have no idea why.  I’ve discovered SOOOOO many good restaurants through Groupon!  And what’s wrong with getting your food at a discount?  The restaurant put themselves on Groupon!  I didn’t.  I just always make sure to tip on… Continue reading Bruno’s Tavern, New Orleans, La. Report #42

Swegs Kitchen, , Metairie, La. Report #41

I decided to eat healthy today and I heard this was the place to do it.  I heard right.  The first thing that impresses you when you walk in this place is how spotlessly clean, neat and well lit it is.  Even the restrooms are impressive!  The menu is loaded with healthy items to accommodate… Continue reading Swegs Kitchen, , Metairie, La. Report #41

Café 615, Home of Da Wabbit, Gretna, La. Report #40

Today was my birthday and my daughter treated me to dinner.  When she asked where I wanted to go Da Wabbit immediately came to mind.  Why?  I have no idea.  But Da Wabbit is always a great choice. This place dates back to 1949 when it was a drive-in.  It’s now a really good restaurant… Continue reading Café 615, Home of Da Wabbit, Gretna, La. Report #40

August Moon, Harvey, La. Report #39

I’ve been coming to this place for decades.  I started going to the original uptown New Orleans location in the 1980’s, then started coming to this location after I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans 20 years ago.  Besides Chinese they also offer a Vietnamese menu, although I’ve never tried their Vietnamese food. I… Continue reading August Moon, Harvey, La. Report #39