Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA Report #391

I’m a long time die hard Saints fan. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Saints are our National Football League team here in New Orleans. And one of their former players, named Zach Strief, is part owner of this place. He was a great player and a great guy, so I’ve been wanting to patronize… Continue reading Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA Report #391

Yo Ho Rum & Tacos, Orange Beach, AL Report #380

There’s an entertainment district in Orange Beach, Alabama known as The Wharf. There’s a marina, numerous stores, a movie theater, hotel, ferris wheel, and of course, restaurants. We were staying at the hotel here and perusing the different restaurant menus trying to decide where to eat, when we noticed brisket queso on the menu here.… Continue reading Yo Ho Rum & Tacos, Orange Beach, AL Report #380

The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

This is one of those places that you go to and wonder why you haven’t been there in so long. I love the place. If you miss their sign and you’re looking for the restaurant, the second picture is about all you’ll see. It’s tucked in under a bunch of trees of pretty much invisible.… Continue reading The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

Juan’s Flying Burrito, New Orleans, LA Report #344

This place has been slinging Mexican food in New Orleans since 1997. It’s pretty popular, so I can’t believe I’ve never been here! Their website says when they came into being they were loosely based on San Francisco Mission-style burrito joints, that were in vogue during the 1980’s and early 90’s. Well, tonight was my… Continue reading Juan’s Flying Burrito, New Orleans, LA Report #344

NOLA Caye, New Orleans, LA Report #327

This place is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans. Nice, clean looking place with a huge bar. What got me in here? I saw they had a lobster roll on the menu. I had my first lobster roll in Middletown, Rhode Island in 2008, and fell in love with them! Back then… Continue reading NOLA Caye, New Orleans, LA Report #327

Pacos Tacos, Metairie, LA Report #299

This place sells the authentic, Mexican street type tacos.  Until I was in my 40’s, the only type of tacos I had tried were the Taco Bell type tacos, with the crunchy, corn shell.  Then after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, numerous taco trucks showed up in New Orleans, and my eyes were opened!  I… Continue reading Pacos Tacos, Metairie, LA Report #299

The Rum House, New Orleans, LA Report #255

I actually came to Magazine St. today for breakfast, but the restaurant I was trying to go to had a 30 minute wait for a table.  Luckily, I’m lazy, and I slept so late it was lunch time!  So I came in here for lunch. I’ve heard people talk about how good the tacos were… Continue reading The Rum House, New Orleans, LA Report #255

Cabo Flats, West Palm Beach, FL Report #198

Our last meal in West Palm Beach, Florida.  After great pizza last night at City Pizza, we decided on Mexican food tonight.  Pretty disappointing.  The atmosphere and extensive bar menu, along with the Margarita towers, gave me the impression this was more of a drinking place than an eating place.  The food backed that up.… Continue reading Cabo Flats, West Palm Beach, FL Report #198

El Pavo Real, New Orleans, LA Report #176

  This place is located in a building that used to be a Time Saver convenience store back in the day.  I used to frequent the store in the 1980’s when I was a student at Loyola University to buy all my fine wines.  MD 20/20, Thunderbird, Night Train, Taylor Cream Sherry (on cold nights),… Continue reading El Pavo Real, New Orleans, LA Report #176

Los Jefes, Metairie, LA Report #173

  The Super Bowl is the day after tomorrow.  Being a native New Orleanian and diehard Saints fan, I’m still depressed.  If you don’t know why, what rock have you been under?  It was just the worst thing not only to happen in NFL history, but in WORLD history! Anyway, being depressed or not I… Continue reading Los Jefes, Metairie, LA Report #173