Jan 22, 2013

A Commoner Reviews Coop’s Place, New Orleans

This is less of a review and more of an affirmation of my love for one of my all-time favorite places to eat and drink in New Orleans – Coop’s Place on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, right by the entrance to the French Market.  Look for this sign …

So, what makes Coop’s Place so special?  Let’s start with the atmosphere and the drinks. 

Jan 13, 2013

A lucky 13th edition of Things Discussed at the Brewhaus

Just because I’m celebrating my own personal “No Booze January,” I’m not exempt from partaking in some serious debates among drinking buddies.  Here are a lucky 13 topics recently discussed among a drink or two (or more recently, none, in my case):

Jan 10, 2013

A Commoner Reviews Johnny’s Po-Boy Restaurant, New Orleans

Among the things that are quintessential New Orleans, having a good po-boy must be high on the list.  That’s why I brought my friends to Johnny’s for lunch on the first full day in the Big Easy during our trip last fall. 

A commoner dines at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern, Monroe, Wis.

I wasn’t sure a place existed that could be the perfect representation of Wisconsin life, but then I traveled through Monroe, Wis., one week...