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

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, New Orleans, LA Report #279

The Coronavirus is here.  It’s the apocalypse.  People are being told to stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary to go out.  In fact, the mayor of New Orleans has mandated that!  The third picture above is a picture of Poydras St., in the heart of the Central Business District of New Orleans.  Taking that picture… Continue reading Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, New Orleans, LA Report #279

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

Drago’s, Metairie, LA Report #250

This place is great.  They’re famous in New Orleans as the originators of Charbroiled Oysters.  Oysters on the half shell, grilled over an open flame, while slathered with an herbed garlic butter.  As they grill, the melted butter drips down into the fire causing huge flare ups, which gives them a nice smoky flavor. There’s… Continue reading Drago’s, Metairie, LA Report #250

Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246

This place is in a building that used to be a restaurant called O’Brein’s Grille.  It was supposedly a fantastic fine dining restaurant, but it closed down after 10 years of operation.  I say “supposedly” because I kept putting off and never made it there to check it out for myself! A long time New… Continue reading Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246

Fatty’s Seafood Restaurant, Slidell, LA Report #220

Every now and then I escape the city of New Orleans.  Today was one of those days, and as usual, food was on my mind.  We ended up in Slidell, Louisiana, at Fatty’s Seafood Restaurant. Nice looking place.  The way it’s set up it kind of reminds me of a sports bar.  Big bar and… Continue reading Fatty’s Seafood Restaurant, Slidell, LA Report #220

Home Cooking Café, Harvey, LA Report #206

I was in the mood for some home cooking today and I had heard good things about this place.  I looked up their menu online and it showed the only two entrées they had were meatloaf and fried chicken.  That sounded good to me, so we headed on in! When we got there we found… Continue reading Home Cooking Café, Harvey, LA Report #206

Fire Food & Spirits, Harvey, LA Report #184

I pass by this place several times a week and tonight I decided to pop in for dinner.  Nice looking place.  No lack of televisions if you want to catch your favorite sporting event.  Numerous dining rooms.  One was being used for a private party. Not a very long menu but a decent variety.  I… Continue reading Fire Food & Spirits, Harvey, LA Report #184

Tony Mandina’s, Gretna, LA Report #166

  I can’t remember the last time I went to a restaurant that I could absolutely rave about, but this is it!  My new favorite Italian restaurant.  Even if I tried I couldn’t find anything to report negatively on after this dining experience. There’s ample off street parking, with an attendant to keep an eye… Continue reading Tony Mandina’s, Gretna, LA Report #166

Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #156

  I went to this restaurant long ago when it was located uptown on Freret Street and remembered that the food was pretty good.  They’re now located on Earhart Blvd. in Gert Town. VERY spacious, well lit dining room.  We had one of those rare meals where I can make a blanket statement.  Everything we… Continue reading Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #156