A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar, Metairie, LA Report #358

Not too long ago, the space this place is in was an Italian chain restaurant named Bravo!, which I really liked. I’m not sure why they closed down. The food was good and it seemed there were always plenty of customers in the restaurant. This restaurant just opened a couple months ago. As a rule,… Continue reading A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar, Metairie, LA Report #358

The Dakota, Covington, LA Report #356

There’s a local food critic named Tom Fitzmorris who has a radio show called “The Food Show”. It’s all about restaurants and food, and it’s been on the air here in New Orleans for over 30 years. That’s where I first herd about this restaurant many years ago. He raved about it. And he especially… Continue reading The Dakota, Covington, LA Report #356

Bienvenue, Harahan, LA Report #348

This place is located in Harahan, which is a small city just west of New Orleans. If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, you know I’m hitting some restaurants which participate in this hotel rewards program. Well, this one was on the list. So in the name of earning reward points towards a free… Continue reading Bienvenue, Harahan, LA Report #348

Hooks, Terrytown, LA Report #337

I have a confession to make. I sometimes eat fast food fried chicken. There. I said it. Felt good to get that off my chest. So I went out to get some to bring home for dinner. For some reason the door was locked so you couldn’t go inside, and there were about 10 cars… Continue reading Hooks, Terrytown, LA Report #337

Santa Fe, New Orleans, LA Report #336

You ever walk down the sidewalk and think, “I’d like to sit out here and eat in that little strip of grass (or dirt) between the sidewalk and the street”? Well, now’s your chance to do it! If you come to Santa Fe. This place is located on one of the prettiest streets in the… Continue reading Santa Fe, New Orleans, LA Report #336

Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill, Buras, LA Report #324

Don’t ask how I ended up way down in Buras, Louisiana. The third picture above shows where it is. The blue dot shows my current location in New Orleans, and the little red balloon where you almost run out of Louisiana to travel through is Buras. There’s not a lot to do in Buras. There’s… Continue reading Black Velvet Oyster Bar & Grill, Buras, LA Report #324

GW Fins, New Orleans, LA Report #315

The COOLinary season is in full swing.  I had my first COOLinary dinner at a place called Coterie, and then one at The Pelican Club.  This place has a great reputation, so my hopes for this third one was high. GW Fins doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside it’s beautiful.  Fish is… Continue reading GW Fins, New Orleans, LA Report #315

Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, New Orleans, LA Report #310

This place has been running a commercial on television for weeks advertising a fried seafood platter that included fried chicken.  And for weeks my mouth has been watering thinking of eating that!  Tonight was to be the night!  But things went horribly wrong. Pretty extensive menu.  With some great sounding dishes!  A food vendor at… Continue reading Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, New Orleans, LA Report #310

Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant, Henderson, LA. Report #304

I had never been to Henderson, Louisiana.  Passed by it hundreds of times driving down I-10 to visit family in St. Landry Parish, but never had a reason to stop in Henderson.  Now I have a reason! Very nice looking place.  You can sit outside on a deck which overlooks Bayou Portage and you might… Continue reading Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant, Henderson, LA. Report #304

Mama Thai, Metairie, LA Report #295

There’s a restaurant right down the street from here called New Orleans Food & Spirits which everyone raves about.  They don’t take reservations.  Strictly first come first serve. That’s where we tried to go, and they told us it’d be a 25 minute wait.  With the number of people waiting for a table, looked more… Continue reading Mama Thai, Metairie, LA Report #295