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

Dab’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #293

The man in the portrait above is Chef Duke LoCicero.  He’s a legend in New Orleans.  He owned a restaurant in the French Quarter named Café Giovanni for 26 years.  It closed in 2017.  I loved that place.  One dish he was famous for was called Oysters Giovanni.  Fried oysters on a plate covered with… Continue reading Dab’s Bistro, Metairie, LA Report #293

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

Chap’s Chicken, New Orleans, LA Report #285

Chap’s is located in a very short strip mall on the side of a convenience store.  In fact, you can say it’s part of the store.  You can walk from the store into the restaurant, and vice versa.  That comes in handy if you want to grab a beer or an ICEE to go with… Continue reading Chap’s Chicken, New Orleans, LA Report #285

Joey K’s, New Orleans, LA Report #267

If you want plain and simple, no frills, delicious New Orleans food, this is the place for you!  I haven’t been here in years.  This is the kind of place when you get back, you wonder why you stayed away so long! We decided on: And the food! Notice the rustic table.  I like that!… Continue reading Joey K’s, New Orleans, LA Report #267

Salvo’s Seafood, Belle Chasse, LA Report #266

Besides being a sit down restaurant, this place is also a seafood market.  You can stop in and grab fresh or boiled seafood to go.  In fact, we’re just getting into crawfish season down here.  A couple at the table next to us ordered a big platter of boiled crawfish, and they looked delicious!  I… Continue reading Salvo’s Seafood, Belle Chasse, LA Report #266

Costera, New Orleans, LA Report #262

This is a Spanish restaurant.  In fact, on their website they describe themselves as a “coastal Spanish restaurant”.  I guess maybe in Spain they differentiate between coastal and other types of Spanish food.  Either way, we don’t have a lot of Spanish restaurants in New Orleans so I was excited about eating here. The large… Continue reading Costera, New Orleans, LA Report #262