Hong Minh Restaurant, Harvey, LA Report #298

This place is nowhere near nothing!  Tucked away on a back street, you’ve got to know it’s back there to find it.  It’s the kind of place that has to have good food to stay in business, because they can’t count on a lot of traffic passing by to bring new customers in.  I heard… Continue reading Hong Minh Restaurant, Harvey, LA Report #298

Margaritas Mexican Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #275

For some time now I’ve said El Paso was my favorite Mexican restaurant.  Well, after an excellent meal here tonight, El Paso has a challenger! You can drive by this place several times, like I did, and not notice it.  It’s hidden in a strip mall behind the Beef Connection Steakhouse, and across the street… Continue reading Margaritas Mexican Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #275

Turmeric Indian Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #264

I was trying to figure out the last time I had Indian cuisine.  I remembered it was at a place uptown called Nirvana.  I also remembered I went while I was at work.  I last worked up there in 2004, so its been over 15 years.  That’s too long to deprive my palate of any… Continue reading Turmeric Indian Cuisine, Gretna, LA Report #264

Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261

I moved to the Westbank of New Orleans 22 years ago.  The Home Depot I frequent is right across the street from this bakery, and one of my favorite Mexican joints, La Fiesta, is on the same street a couple blocks away.  That being said, I’ve driven past this place a hundred times and somehow… Continue reading Antoine’s Famous Cakes & Pastries, Gretna, LA Report #261

RiverShack Gretna, Gretna, LA Report #260

If you ignore the construction going on in front, this is a nice looking place.  I’m not sure what they’re doing with the construction, but I saw a bunch of potted plants out there, so landscaping is in the near future.  It’ll probably be nicer looking then! This place is located right on the Mississippi… Continue reading RiverShack Gretna, Gretna, LA Report #260

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, Gretna, LA Report #259

Yes, I know this is a chain.  Yes, I know the food snobs will say I’m an idiot for eating at a chain.  And yes, I could care less.  If the food is good, I’m there! I never tried this place before.  We were in the mood for BBQ.  I live on the Westbank of… Continue reading Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, Gretna, LA Report #259

Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254

This place is right next to the Dry Dock Café, in historic Algiers Point.  A New Orleans neighborhood which was established in 1719.  There is ferry service across the Mississippi River from the CBD and French Quarter area, but due to some sort of problems the service has been suspended for some time now.  As… Continue reading Tavolino Pizza & Lounge, New Orleans, LA Report #254

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

Dry Dock Café, New Orleans, LA Report #243

The city of New Orleans spans both sides of the Mississippi River.  If there’s a street that would be considered our “Main Street”, it would be Canal Street, which runs from the river all the way to Lake Pontchartrain.  Canal St. also is the westside boundary of the French Quarter.  At the foot of Canal… Continue reading Dry Dock Café, New Orleans, LA Report #243

The Spud Spot, Harvey, LA Report #242

Do you like baked potatoes?  Of course you don’t.  Unless you’re not normal.  If someone brought you just a plain, baked potato, you’d say, “What the hell is this?  Put some STUFF in it”!  At least some butter!  Even better some butter, sour cream and chives!  Even better-er, some butter, cheese sauce, cheddar cheese, chives,… Continue reading The Spud Spot, Harvey, LA Report #242