Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503

Awhile back my son invited me to get this app called Upside. It gives you cash back when you buy gas at certain gas stations and eat at certain restaurants. He wasn’t looking out for me, though. His ulterior motive was he gets a monetary kickback every time I use the app, since I used… Continue reading Mint Modern Vietnamese, New Orleans, LA Report #503

Charlie’s Steak House, New Orleans, LA Report #496

It’s COOLinary time! My favorite time of year. For the entire month of August restaurants all over New Orleans are putting together prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus for a special price. Here’s the official link for more information and a list of the participating restaurants: https://www.neworleans.com/coolinary/ I haven’t been to this steakhouse since before Hurricane… Continue reading Charlie’s Steak House, New Orleans, LA Report #496

Ted’s Frostop, New Orleans, LA Report #487

This place is affiliated with the national chain of Frostop restaurants, started in 1926 in Columbus, Ohio. There’s also one in Metairie (Report #376), which is just named “Frostop”. This one is named Ted’s Frostop, so I guess they’re all independently owned and operated. The menu here is also different, so I gave this one… Continue reading Ted’s Frostop, New Orleans, LA Report #487

Five Happiness, New Orleans, LA Report #466

There’s a Chinese restaurant not far from my house called 3 Happiness. It’s very good. This is FIVE Happiness. That’s 2 more happinesses. Happiness wise I guess that means this place would be 2/5th better? I was never good with fractions. Anyway, this place has been around as long as I can remember. I checked… Continue reading Five Happiness, New Orleans, LA Report #466

Lilly’s Café, New Orleans, LA Report #464

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a good while. Some time ago someone told me they made a shrimp pho. I love pho, but had never seen a shrimp one in any of the Vietnamese restaurants I’d been to. Today we finally made it in. Small, cozy little place, with a sign in… Continue reading Lilly’s Café, New Orleans, LA Report #464

Secret Birria, New Orleans, LA Report #442

I looked up the definition of “Birria”. Putting together a couple definitions, it’s a Spanish term for a traditional Mexican dish originally made with goat meat, but it also can be made with beef. In gastronomic terms they say it means, “Exquisite savory dish, full of culture and tradition”. Wow. Impressive! I see why they… Continue reading Secret Birria, New Orleans, LA Report #442

Ajun Cajun, New Orleans, LA Report #397

This place describes their food as authentic Japanese food with a hint of Cajun spice. That intrigued me, so I put it on my list of restaurants I wanted to try some time back. Then last night I saw a glowing review of it online, which pushed me to get in here today for lunch.… Continue reading Ajun Cajun, New Orleans, LA Report #397

Apolline, New Orleans, LA Report #396

The COOLinary 2021 season is here in New Orleans! It normally starts in August, but started early this year and will last later than normal. Participating restaurants do special lunch and dinner menus at a set price. For a full explanation and participating restaurants and menus, check out this website: Coolinary New Orleans | Official… Continue reading Apolline, New Orleans, LA Report #396

Barrow’s Catfish, New Orleans, LA Report #394

This place is synonymous in New Orleans with fried catfish. It was originally opened in 1943 at a different location, and initially they only served fried catfish and potato salad. That menu expanded, but hurricane Katrina closed them down in 2005. After a long hiatus, they reopened at this location. Long ago (I’m talking the… Continue reading Barrow’s Catfish, New Orleans, LA Report #394

Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392

Located a stones throw from the Mississippi river, this place has been around since 1942. That’s a long time! I bet the sign hanging in front is older than me. Cozy place. When you walk in the first thing you see is the bar. If I lived in the neighborhood and was a drinker, I… Continue reading Frankie & Johnny’s, New Orleans, LA Report #392