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

Warbucks, New Orleans, LA Report #174

  Glad I found this place.  The food is great!  We started off with the Laquered Pork Belly and Shrimp Rings. The Laquered Pork Belly was honestly one of the best things I have EVER eaten!  Delicious, tender pork belly wrapped in lettuce leave with very thinly sliced peppers (it’s not too spicy) and a… Continue reading Warbucks, New Orleans, LA Report #174

Dick & Jenny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #168

  If you’ve ever driven down Tchoupitoulas Street Uptown, you’ve probably noticed Dick & Jenny’s.  The building faces Tchoupitoulas St., but you enter on the side on Jena St., which proved to be a challenge for me.  When you walk down the side you’ll see a door in the middle of the building, with an… Continue reading Dick & Jenny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #168

Shaya, New Orleans, LA Report #164

  I’ve heard good things about this place and I see why.  Nice looking place.  They use oak in their wood burning oven, and serve their pita breads straight from it to your table so they’re so hot they burn your hands.  It doesn’t get any fresher than that!  And don’t worry about saving some… Continue reading Shaya, New Orleans, LA Report #164

Kin, New Orleans, LA Report #159

  I’ve never had a bowl of Ramen in my life.  Except, of course, those cheap packs of Ramen you can buy in supermarkets with the little seasoning pack in them.  I love the Pad Thai made with Ramen noodles at Banana Blossom (Report #12), and I love Pho, but I’ve never had a bowl… Continue reading Kin, New Orleans, LA Report #159

The Camellia Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #157

  I always thought of this place as a burger place.  Not a breakfast place.  But today we had a great breakfast there! My dining partner started out with scrambled eggs, bacon and grits.  About as simple as you can get.  She enjoyed it.  And you see the syrup serving type vase thing behind the… Continue reading The Camellia Grill, New Orleans, LA Report #157

Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #156

  I went to this restaurant long ago when it was located uptown on Freret Street and remembered that the food was pretty good.  They’re now located on Earhart Blvd. in Gert Town. VERY spacious, well lit dining room.  We had one of those rare meals where I can make a blanket statement.  Everything we… Continue reading Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine, New Orleans, LA Report #156