*** You know that place you pass a hundred times and don’t go in for one reason or another? Well…we went in…and are sure glad we did. Cafe’ 59 is a treasure that we need to preserve in Mandeville. With your meal, you get the company of Evelyn and her story behind the cafe’ too. And don’t miss the homemade “to go” dinners they offer. Y’all know about my cooking disability – this may be a new solution for this cooking challenged mom. BTW – the Southwest omelet, which is not even on the menu yet, is to die for! We’ll be bacccck soon!

*** Neal Boortz’s site has a little PR (not the kind we want) for Mandeville today (h/t NOLA.com forum)

When the mayor of a town is pulled over by police, you can expect those officers to be demoted … or suspended.

***Invite me places and I’ll write about my positive experiences! Win win for everyone!!!

*** GW Fins offered the Princess of Positive andother amazing New Orleans dining experience. Yes, everything was fabulous, but it isn’t a place we can afford to dine at on a regular basis (complimentary parking is a bonus). We all drooled over the menu for a long time before ordering as there were soooo many amazing choices. I settled on the salmon, which was cooked to perfection.

*** The Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone was a must do. Hubby and I didn’t catch on to the whole “it is moving thing” for a few minutes. Thank goodness it didn’t go up and down too!

*** The Old Absinthe House was someplace I had wanted to visit for a while. I ordered an Irish coffee which was delish – but too strong to finish (I had to drive across the – you know what I mean)! Very neat place with a very interesting history! BTW – they now serve Absinthe (cha-ching) again as it recently became legal.

***This post can be read on NOLA.com & my personal blog. Tune into Kiss My Gumbo Radio – Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 on AM 690 WIST. This week’s guests will be The Blackened Blues Band and Charlotte Bass-Lilly from the Animal Rescue of New Orleans.

***Go get you angel wings today and adopt a soldier through Soldiers’ Angels!