Rita (Login ersatzrat) Members from IP address 220.127.116.11
New restaurant in the lunch-crowd area of the Gretna Courthouse. Located in the same place as the now-defunct Parasol's of Gretna. I think the only nights they're open are Friday and Saturday. The rest of the time it's lunch only.
The Algerine and I decided to check it out, since we heard about it from some other old Bell folks at the Telephone Pioneers' luncheon.
Went today. We were in the mood for running the streets. It would be a sacrilege to sit home on the Algerine's boit'day.
Come to find out as we first sat down, the place is owned by another former Bell employee of our acquaintance. He picked us out of the crowd and came out to investigate. Nothing like a good gossip appetizer.
Algerine got the corn/crawfish soup (he said it was delicious) and the hamburger steak with the best-looking baked potato! Stuffed full of REAL bacon, chives, and sour cream! I got a taste of that and it was wonderful! Felt my arteries shrink.
I started with the cheese sticks. Not the run-of-the-mill frozen variety. These were nice chunks of REAL mozzarella, battered, and fried to perfection. Have to say they were the best cheese sticks I ever had. My main course was a roast/ham/turkey club on french, which was one of the daily specials. Brought half home. Just couldn't force it all down.
Both of us washed it all down with two (each) Barq's in the real bottle.
Afterward, we had to climb the levee out front to get a good view of the city. Watched the ferry cross once or twice. We didn't even mind the heat. River is low right now. River bank looked firm enough to explore, but I was always a chicken when it came to going near the water. My mother used to put horrors into my mind about being sucked into the river by the hidden holes under the river bank. Even the Algerine only went as far as the end of the concrete stairs. We ain't dumb tourists!!!
As for the Lion's Share: 100% recommended.
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