Chubbie’s, New Orleans, La. Report #65

It’s hard to find a fried chicken joint that’s not part of some big chain like Popeye’s, KFC or Church’s, but on the Westbank of New Orleans there’s one, and it’s VERY good!  The line inside is a testament to that.  And Chubbie’s sells a lot more than fried chicken.  The only non-chicken food I’ve… Continue reading Chubbie’s, New Orleans, La. Report #65

Cafe’ Bella, Marrero, La. Report #64

  I received an email from Groupon and this restaurant was featured.  The menu looked great so I bought the Groupon and went to give it a try.  A local food critic named Tom Fitzmorris has a rule about restaurants.  When a new one opens wait 6 months before you go and try it so… Continue reading Cafe’ Bella, Marrero, La. Report #64

Russell’s Marina Grill, New Orleans, La. Report #59

Great place.  Located a couple blocks from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and across the street from a marina, the place is always packed.  Outside dining patio, nice size dining room and bar.  Speaking of the bar you know you’re in New Orleans when you see Big Al’s Bloody Mary featured prominently on the breakfast… Continue reading Russell’s Marina Grill, New Orleans, La. Report #59

Southside Café, Slidell, La. Report #58

    This place is in Slidell, Louisiana, which is about a 45 minute drive from my house in New Orleans depending on traffic.  It’s so good I’d gladly make the drive every week to eat there.  Not only have I never had a bad meal there, in maybe 5 visits I haven’t found one… Continue reading Southside Café, Slidell, La. Report #58

The Chimes, Covington, La. #55

I live in New Orleans, and sometimes when you see my reports you’ll see places like Metairie, Harvey, or Gretna, Louisiana.  All of those places are in the New Orleans metro area and at most a 10 minute drive from the New Orleans CBD.  This ones a little further.  Covington, Louisiana is on the north… Continue reading The Chimes, Covington, La. #55

Neyow’s Creole Café, New Orleans, La. #54

I heard very good things about this place.  A friend told me a friend of his came to New Orleans for the first time and he took him here to eat.  He said after eating here his friend wanted to move to New Orleans.  Hmmmm.  Pretty strong endorsement. Nice looking place.  Nice size main dining… Continue reading Neyow’s Creole Café, New Orleans, La. #54

The Cheesecake Factory, Metairie, La. Report #49

This is a chain.  I’d never think about reviewing a chain like Applebee’s or Friday’s, but this place is special.  It’s a chain that doesn’t serve chain type food.  The food is great and the place is beautiful.  The menu is also VERY extensive.  Over 20 pages, so I couldn’t take pics of all of… Continue reading The Cheesecake Factory, Metairie, La. Report #49