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

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! A long time New… 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

Brasa Churrasqueria, Metairie, LA Report #224

I’m doing pretty good!  I had an excellent meal last Friday night at Boucherie, and followed it up with an excellent meal here tonight! I’ve been wanting to try this place for awhile, and when I saw they had a COOLinary menu, I figured this was a great opportunity to do that.  August is a… Continue reading Brasa Churrasqueria, Metairie, LA Report #224

Mary Mahoney’s, Biloxi, MS Report #202

I’d love coming to this place just for it’s beauty and history.  This is a must dine at place if you visit Biloxi, Mississippi.  How many other restaurants you know of with an over 2,000 year old oak tree in it’s courtyard?  Pictured is the courtyard, bar and just a few of their dining rooms. … Continue reading Mary Mahoney’s, Biloxi, MS Report #202

Epic Buffet, Bay St. Louis, MS Report #201

If you’re driving down Highway 90 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, you can’t miss the giant, neon, Hollywood Casino sign directing you where to turn to get there.  Inside the casino you’ll find the Epic Buffet.  I think it’s worth a stop! I wouldn’t normally report on a casino buffet unless there was something special… Continue reading Epic Buffet, Bay St. Louis, MS Report #201

Toups’ Meatery, New Orleans, LA Report #187

If you’re craving meat, this a great plate to go!  I don’t know any other place in the city that makes cracklins to order. They come to your table crisp and hot fresh out the fryer.  I know it takes a long time to make cracklins so I asked the waiter how this was possible. … Continue reading Toups’ Meatery, New Orleans, LA Report #187

Jack Dempsey’s, New Orleans, LA Report #124

  I never say anything about myself but here’s one tidbit of information.  I’m a retired New Orleans Police Officer.  That’s pertinent because this place is located three blocks away from the now defunct New Orleans Police Department 5th District Police Station, which was the first place I worked when I joined the NOPD in… Continue reading Jack Dempsey’s, New Orleans, LA Report #124