Steak ‘n Shake, Mobile, AL Report #233

I’m taking a little road trip.  I don’t normally report on chains UNLESS they’re really special, or they have a great burger.  I love burgers.  And this place has great ones.  That explains why they’ve survived since 1934!  I just wish we had one of these back in New Orleans.  They say they’re in 28… Continue reading Steak ‘n Shake, Mobile, AL Report #233

Bud’s Broiler, New Orleans, LA Report #123

********** PERMANENTLY CLOSED **********   I’m a big fan of burgers and this is my lifetime favorite burger joint.  The original Bud’s Broiler opened up in a New Orleans suburb in 1952.  This was the next location, and the first one to open in the city of New Orleans, at 500 City Park Ave., in… Continue reading Bud’s Broiler, New Orleans, LA Report #123

Five Guys, Harvey, LA Report #91

  I normally wouldn’t review a national chain but I’m a serious burger lover.  That doesn’t mean I’d review joints like Burger King or McDonald’s, but just the special burger places, like Atomic Burger (Report #35), Desi Vegas (Report #1), Ground Patti (Report #13), Mooyah (Report #67), New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood (Report #25), Red… Continue reading Five Guys, Harvey, LA Report #91

Mooyah, Metairie, LA Report #67

  This is one of my favorite burger places.  Spacious, clean, well lit, downright pretty inside.  Big chalk wall for the kids to occupy themselves with.  Fast food type atmosphere with some premium type ingredients you can add to your burger like sliced avocado, blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, fried onion… Continue reading Mooyah, Metairie, LA Report #67

Times Grill, Mandeville, LA Report #56

This is one of my absolute favorite places for burgers although other menu items I’ve tried have been pretty good.  The place has that college game day type atmosphere, with a bar area that’s semi walled off in the dining room.  They even let you tailgate in the parking lot!  I’m sure they were happy. … Continue reading Times Grill, Mandeville, LA Report #56

Red Robin, Slidell, LA Report #36

This is one of my favorite burger places.  I wish we had one in New Orleans, but we don’t, so if I crave one of their burgers I have to drive across the lake to Slidell.  Since I was headed that way and had a free burger because my birthday is coming up I stopped… Continue reading Red Robin, Slidell, LA Report #36

Atomic Burger, Metairie, LA Report #35

When I try a new burger place I go with the simplest burger they offer to kind of set a baseline.  No sense in trying something more exotic if their simple burger isn’t any good.  So I ordered the Atomic Burger.  I asked what the “A.B. Sauce” was and was told it was a combo… Continue reading Atomic Burger, Metairie, LA Report #35