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Late Lunch at Mandola’s Italian Market; Worth the Wait…

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Some days you get to travel internationally and never have to leave home…

In spite of starting very early, it was well past normal lunchtime before PJ and I could break free to find some grub. We had appointments over in the Allandale area for 4 P.M., […]

Casa G’s for Lunch (Hint: It’s Awesome)

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I was out efforting some errands (I like that strange verb) and found myself up the freeway beyond my usual traveling space. I knew I wouldn’t get home in time to eat leftovers and still make my afternoon appointment, so I reluctantly caved to schedule pressure […]

A Sedate Spring Lunch at Zed’s

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Usually I eat lunch at home these days. Oh, I have plenty of time mid-day, and there are lots of options for lunch in the area. However, I don’t like eating alone, and wifeyperson has a Real Job that often keeps her chained in her cell […]

Brain Food: Salmon and Tuna, Seafood That's Smart

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Salmon and tuna are two popular fishy protein choices in America today. The omega-3 fats from these fish are well-known to promote a variety of health improvements to everything from the cardiovascular system to the skin. The brain may benefit the most, however.

Canned tuna and […]

Late-Lunch Steaks at the Blue Oak Grill

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

This restaurant has closed.

Not too long back I found myself in a part of town I hadn’t visited in a couple of years. I had a half hour to kill, so I drove around the area to see what all had changed, and maybe what had […]

Sunday Brunch Anniversary Celebration: Moonshine Restaurant Patio Bar and Grill

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I’m not sure how it is in your life, but sometimes the women in mine cause me no end of grief. Fortunately, this state of affairs seldom lasts longer than the time left until the heat death of the universe more than a short while. Truth […]

The Long Road Home, and the Great Eatery We Found Along the Way

Saturday morning dawned early, bright and clear, except for the doomed travelers. Seems staying out on Bourbon Street and environs until 4 AM isn’t conducive to being alert and smiling at 7 AM. The same day, I mean. Still, the revelers got a nice nap (unless they also had to pack their gear, which […]

Businessman's Lunch in New Orleans: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

This entry is part of a series, New Orleans Scene»

By Thursday the conference grind was beginning to grind on us a bit. I had just the pick-me-up in mind for lunch, though: A visit to Gordon Biersch, a brew pub and restaurant conveniently located across the street from the Hilton where the talks […]