Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fifth African Baptist Church Spring Festival

Rides! Music! Food! Games!

Sat, Mar 29
Noon-10PM

Sun, Mar 30
10AM-6PM

Fifth African Baptist Church
3419 South Robertson Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Come Out And Have Some Fun!


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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Baie Rouge

Baie Rouge
4128 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
504-304-3667


I love mussels, so the Mussels Mariniere had their work cut out trying to impress me. They were good, but merely ordinary.

But then it happened. They brought out my Seared Duck Breast (Medium). In a word, OMG! Other words like savory, succulent and even salacious come to mind too. The duck was perfectly cut with just the right amount of skin on the lean meat. It was prepared to perfection and was tender, juicy and flavorful.

This duck brought two companions on his journey into my gastronomic bliss! But I can scarcely remember their names as the duck was overwhelming! It's like how you meet someone at a party who interests you so much that you forget who else you met that night.

After my meal, I walked back toward the kitchen and gave the chef a high five and my very sincere compliments. He said the duck was his favorite dish to prepare.

I certainly will be returning for more...quack, quack!


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Sunday, June 16, 2013

CoCo Hut

CoCo Hut
2515 Bayou Rd
New Orleans, LA 70195
504-945-8788


When the cook's name is 'Mother Nature', you know you can't go wrong.

Your food is made fresh to order while you wait. The jerk chicken and fish are delicious and just one of the fine treats on a varied menu.

If you can't stand the heat, there is seating available on the sidewalk cafe section. Take a bite, close your eyes and feel the cool tropical breeze mon! It's just like you are in Jamaica.


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Saturday, May 4, 2013

La Thai Uptown

La Thai Uptown
4938 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70195
(504) 899-8886


First of all, let me say that my food was terrific! The appetizers was the mussels in a wonderful sauce. Next up was the oyster salad. The oysters were golden fried and huge. I had to cut them in thirds to keep from gagging. A wonderful touch to the salad was the seedless grapes. They were a pleasant surprise in my mouth and when I ate one with a tomato it made for the perfect mixture of juices to keep the salad from tasting too dry. Very good.


The service here was prompt, professional and efficient. When I walked in and saw the crowd, I thought it would take a while to be both seated and served. Seating took about five minutes and service was just as fast. It seems to be a 'all hands on deck' effort here as everyone was doing everything to service the customers, managers and owners alike!


Now, about the noise. This place can get quite loud when full. The bare ceilings, walls and floor allow every conversation to reverberate around the room. This creates a continuous din that may be too much for some to find pleasant.


So we had both a cacophony of both flavor and sound going on at the same time.


Overall, I enjoyed my food and would highly recommend you getting a meal here as I will certainly do again.


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

N'awlins Jazz Cafe

N'awlins Jazz Cafe
4206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 309-0771


The interior colors are beautiful and red! The plush seat backs are a nice touch.


This is a real Cajun restaurant where you can find things on the menu like Wild Rabbit, Alligator Burger and Frog Legs.


They brought out the sweet Corn Muffins which were absolutely delicious.


I had the Cajun Cowan Turtle, something I had never had before. It was a tasty type of meat like beef. But what made the dish great was the red sauce it was prepared in. It was a perfect blend that really pleased my palate.


My coworker had the Fried Catfish and Shrimp plate. She had an ample portion of food she could scarcely finish. So, being the chivalrous man I am, I felt obliged to help her out.


The shrimp batter was wonderfully flavored and the catfish was extremely tender and had that 'melt in your mouth' texture.


Overall, it was a great dining experience and I plan on going back again very soon!


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daisy Bistro

Daisy Bistro
5831 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA, 70115
(504) 899-6987


When you get to the 5800 block of Magazine Street, slow way down because if you don't you are likely to drive right by this place. And if you are not handicapped, don't even try to park because there is only one parking space and it is for that purpose.


Now once you have cussed, parked, walked and listened to your wife nag about how much her feet hurt, prepare yourself for one of the best meals you will ever have.


The interior dining area is a bright and cherry room which seems to inspire conversation.


My selection for appetizer was the 'Gulf Oysters Poached In Herbsaint Cream'. This dish was delightful and you bacon lovers will be happy with the 'bacony' surprise in every bite.


My entree was the 'Bouillabaisse Of Fresh Gulf Seafood'. Similar in design to my appetizer, it was a great compliment that was excellently prepared.


For dessert, I had the 'Warm Chocolate Ganache And Peanut Butter Mousse'. This was wonderfully chocolate. I really appreciate the portion size as it was not too overwhelming after a great meal.


There is also a bar, just before the dining area, where I hope you can get a bite because I plan on going back just for the appetizer. You will like this place! Try it soon.


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Monday, March 25, 2013

Ralph's On The Park

Ralph's On The Park


I recently had dinner at Ralph's On The Park, 900 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA, 70119
(504) 488-1000


The ambience of this establishment was both warm and classy. One can expect to have a comfortable meal here.


The service was exquisite and very professional. Making reservations was easy and when I needed to change my reservation, that was easy as well.


The wait staff was attentive, without being bothersome. My waiters, Jenn and Charles were very polite, classy and knowledgable about the menu.


My appetizer, which Jenn recommended, was awesome!


I had been anticipating dining at this restaurant for quite some time so my biggest disappointment was the entrée. While the flavors were good, the textures of the lamb were tough and the beans hard. :-(


In spite of being disappointed, I do plan on giving them a second chance to impress me soon.


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