You know when you find THE perfect hairdresser and you can't bring him with you when you move 4,000 miles back to your hometown? That was my predicament nearly 5 years ago when I left the U.K., and I have experienced the struggle of finding a new one...until a couple of weeks ago. It turns out, … Continue reading Julia’s Hair Studio: The End Of Bad Hair Days In a Great Small-Town Salon
ne of the blessings of living in the New Orleans metropolitan area is that, when it comes to restaurants, we're spoiled for choice. Having said that, it can also feel like a curse because there's not enough time or money to eat at ALL the restaurants! Still...we manage. New Orleanians love their food; tourists visit … Continue reading Southside Café: Serving Seafood Gumbo “Better Than Ya Momma’s”!
When Chris returned to Louisiana last March, it was only natural that he wanted to go to the places he frequented in his younger days. One restaurant, in particular, held fond memories for him ~ Rocky & Carlo's, due to their varied menu and the people who worked there. The thing about New Orleans is, … Continue reading Rocky & Carlo’s: You’ll Wanna Get Da Dinnah, Dawlin!
n Chris's effort to find the "Best of the Best" burger in our area, we decided to stop in at our local Times Grill restaurant, at the train depot in Slidell. It's a pretty cool place with old signs, pictures, and sports memorabilia on the walls. The tables are spaced comfortably enough apart to not … Continue reading The Times Grill ~ Our Quest For “The Best of the Best” Burger Continues
If you grew up in New Orleans ~ Gentilly, more specifically ~ you'll have your opinion on who made the best donuts in the city. We Gentillians were pretty spoiled for choice when it came to bakeries: some people loved McKenzie's, others swore by Lawrence's, and, outside of Gentilly, there were the delicious beignets at … Continue reading Deaux-Nuts: Fresh Donuts, With a Hint o’ New Orleans
This, the first post of a new series ~ Best Of the Best, was inspired by Chris. Since being back home after almost 30 years, he has made it his mission to find the best versions of our favorite foods and the services that we utilize. As he's rediscovered the things he's missed about our hometown, … Continue reading Where To Get Great Coffee In and Around New Orleans