The Reef, Biloxi, MS Report #512

This was my final stop on my little Mississippi Gulf Coast getaway. When I first looked at this place I thought, “Wow, this joint is huge”! But it’s really not as big as it looks. At first you think it’s three stories, but the first floor is nothing but space. That’s reserved for the storm… Continue reading The Reef, Biloxi, MS Report #512

Panda Palace Buffet, Gulfport, MS Report #511

Ok, you’re probably saying, “A Chinese Buffet? You’re really reporting on one of THOSE”? Yes, I am. Let me tell you a little story. Not sure if I ever told y’all before but I was a Navy Reservist. At one point during my career, I was assigned to the Seabee Base in Gulfport. I was… Continue reading Panda Palace Buffet, Gulfport, MS Report #511

The Rack House Steak & Spirits, Gulfport, MS Report #510

I ended up in Mississippi this weekend. And in the mood for steak. If you’re driving through Gulfport you’re likely to see a billboard for this place. I did, and decided to give it a try! According to their website, a Rack House is a warehouse where distillers store and age their barrels of liquor.… Continue reading The Rack House Steak & Spirits, Gulfport, MS Report #510

Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503

Awhile back my son invited me to get this app called Upside. It gives you cash back when you buy gas at certain gas stations and eat at certain restaurants. He wasn’t looking out for me, though. His ulterior motive was he gets a monetary kickback every time I use the app, since I used… Continue reading Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503

We Dat’s Chicken & Shrimp, Gretna, LA Report #501

***** FREE BONUS REPORT AT THE END ***** Have I fallen on hard times? Going from dining at The Court of Two Sisters last night to eating in the food court in the Oakwood Mall in Gretna, La., today? Or did I blow my life savings last night and this is all I can afford… Continue reading We Dat’s Chicken & Shrimp, Gretna, LA Report #501

Evangeline, New Orleans, LA Report #495

I was perusing the internet searching new restaurants to try, and this place caught my eye. Their website claims they have, “The French Quarter’s Best Cajun Cuisine”. Man, that’s quite a claim! So I had to do something I don’t do that often. Slide down into the bowels of the French Quarter and check them… Continue reading Evangeline, New Orleans, LA Report #495

Stuph’D Beignets & Burgers, New Orleans, LA Report #492

I’m pretty sure everyone knows what beignets are. Those wonderful pieces of fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar. Thanks to the iconic CafĂ© du Monde, New Orleans is famous for them. This place takes beignets to the next level, serving savory ones as well as sweet. We decided to sample both. For the savory we… Continue reading Stuph’D Beignets & Burgers, New Orleans, LA Report #492

Restaurant Cote, Slidell, LA Report #488

I spent the weekend in Slidell to attend some job training. Thanks to a friend who lives nearby, I discovered this little strip of restaurants in Olde Towne Slidell some time ago. I’ve tried KY’s Olde Towne Bicycle Shop and Deanasco, and enjoyed them both, so I was looking forward to trying this place. Their… Continue reading Restaurant Cote, Slidell, LA Report #488

MeMe’s Bar & Grille, Chalmette, LA Report #486

You see that map in the second picture above? See that little blue dot right under the “S” in “Orleans”? That’s my house. See the red dot right over the word “Chalmette”? That’s where this restaurant is. Short drive, right? Well, it would be if it wasn’t for that dumb little thing they call the… Continue reading MeMe’s Bar & Grille, Chalmette, LA Report #486

Randazzo’s Family Restaurant, Metairie, LA Report #483

A few nights ago I did something I hadn’t done in years. Looked at the restaurant section in Groupon. I used to do it pretty often to get ideas on new places to try, plus it saves you some money. Nothing wrong with that! There was a deal in there for this place. I bought… Continue reading Randazzo’s Family Restaurant, Metairie, LA Report #483