Vinnie’s Caddyshack Bar & Grill, Metairie, LA Report #385

This is a place I never should have found. It’s located on a back street in Metairie. I don’t live anywhere near that area. Also, I’m not a drinker, so I’m really not into the bar scene. That being said, the last bar and grill type place I went to, called Table & Tap, was… Continue reading Vinnie’s Caddyshack Bar & Grill, Metairie, LA Report #385

Doris Metropolitan, New Orleans, LA Report #383

It’s good to be back in New Orleans after dining across the Gulf Coast over last weekend. It’s always good to come home. Today, I had a serious workout in the gym. Lifted tons of weight! I believe the old saying that beef builds muscle, so I decided to get a good steak tonight. Whenever… Continue reading Doris Metropolitan, New Orleans, LA Report #383

Villaggio Grille, Orange Beach, AL Report #382

Another Orange Beach restaurant at The Wharf, right across the street from Yo Ho Rum & Tacos. I’ve been to this place couple times in the past and it is excellent. Food, service, everything. So we had to eat here for our last night out of town. It also happened to be our anniversary dinner!… Continue reading Villaggio Grille, Orange Beach, AL Report #382

Gianna, New Orleans, LA Report #297

There’s a local restaurant critic who says you should never go to a restaurant as soon as it opens.  Give them six months or so to get their act together, and then go.  I happen to work right down the street from this place, and remember when this corner was just an empty lot.  I… Continue reading Gianna, New Orleans, LA Report #297

Quitutes Cuisine & Bar, Arabi, LA Report #290

This is a Brazilian restaurant located in Arabi, Louisiana.  Never heard of Arabi, La.?  Don’t worry.  A lot of people in Southeast Louisiana have never heard of Arabi!  It’s located in St. Bernard Parish just across the Parish line from New Orleans.  In fact, this place is pretty much in walking distance of the late,… Continue reading Quitutes Cuisine & Bar, Arabi, LA Report #290

Piece Of Meat, New Orleans, LA Report #265

Besides being a restaurant, this pace is a pretty fancy butcher shop.  If you ever wondered where you could find different cuts of Wagyu beef, duck confit, smoked pork chops and duck breast, Mortadella and numerous hard, dry sausages, this is the place for you!  In fact, while we were in there a lady behind… Continue reading Piece Of Meat, New Orleans, LA Report #265

La Boca, New Orleans, LA Report #253

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a long time.   It’s an Argentine Steakhouse that I’ve heard many good things about.  We were in the steak mood so we headed on over! We decided on: And the food: First they brought us a nice little bread basket with some olive oil.  Square pieces… Continue reading La Boca, New Orleans, LA Report #253

Drago’s, Metairie, LA Report #250

This place is great.  They’re famous in New Orleans as the originators of Charbroiled Oysters.  Oysters on the half shell, grilled over an open flame, while slathered with an herbed garlic butter.  As they grill, the melted butter drips down into the fire causing huge flare ups, which gives them a nice smoky flavor. There’s… Continue reading Drago’s, Metairie, LA Report #250

Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246

*************** PERMANENTLY CLOSED *************** This place is in a building that used to be a restaurant called O’Brein’s Grille.  It was supposedly a fantastic fine dining restaurant, but it closed down after 10 years of operation.  I say “supposedly” because I kept putting off and never made it there to check it out for myself!… Continue reading Southern Charm Bistreaux & Bar, Gretna, LA Report #246

Beef Connection, Gretna, LA Report #231

If you’re looking for this place at night, look hard, because that sign doesn’t light up.  Or if it does, it wasn’t lit up tonight. When you see this place it just strikes you how plain it is.  No ornate decorations or anything.  It’s just a simple, no nonsense, steakhouse, and that’s good enough for… Continue reading Beef Connection, Gretna, LA Report #231