[StBernard] Rocky Vs and St. Bernard Restaurants.
Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Oct 10 11:23:12 EDT 2007
DDK: "We have made sure since the storm, especially, to patronize our St.
businesses. That being said, we have certainly made our rounds at the
various restaurants, both the new and pre-K ones. However, to stay in
business you have to have a quality product served at a value price. We went
to Rocky Vs within the first month he opened. --ddk"
Jerry: You're right. Deb, One opinion that I did have pre an aft Katrina was
the fact that St. Bernard Parish indeed was lacking a top-notched, quality
restaurant. A 4-5 star restaurant should be experienced by everyone. So when
there is an inadequacy or deficiency in either want or need, a trip to
Jefferson Parish might settle that desire.
Attracting sure quality restaurants have been unsuccessful to date. There is
no strategic location near a major interstate (8 miles away with a deserted
theme park and the dislocated New Orleans East) is a detriment to
consideration of such.
Granted, St. Bernard Parish has been decimated and therefore will take eons
to get not only in par with Pre-K mom-and-pop establishments. (and the
subject about "everyone in St. Bernard Parish thinks they, their wives or
daughters, aunts and uncles are fantastic cooks <but die on the vine tryin"
is a sad reality. Thus failure is 10x's greater of a mom-and-pop opening an
EXCELLENT restaurant and keeping it in business beyond 6 months).
Folks praise Rocky and Carlo's. Being a first generation Sicilian, you'd
think I'd support the restaurant, but honestly never grasped a positive
image of the establishment, its eatery or rave. Personally, I prefer my
wife's mac and cheese/food (which I sacrificed now for years) and NO, I
wouldn't open a business based on what I believe tastes extraordinary. It's
not a qualification, nor is it profitable to assume any business endeavor is
going to drive customers to the establishment based upon personal taste and
What is pitiful is that just about any establishment currently existing in
the parish is going to exacerbate any health problems existing (for my
family or parish friends). Consider the fact that the restaurants (fast
food, non-health-friendly outlet menus) is willing to sell us into
arteriosclerotic dilemmas with its cuisine. Health conscious people will
either have to sell-out their nutrition regiment or be forced to accept what
is available to them.
What's left is a salad. It's hard to ruin a salad, I suppose, but given how
people look to taste rather than health, it's not very difficult to abuse
one's daily carbs and caloric intake maximums.
Pizza, hamburgers. Mac/cheese, colas, etc. No wonder people are gasping for
air with bulges beyond 20-50 lbs overweight in the parish and elsewhere.
Regarding the quality of food and cleanliness. (no comment, because the
establishments and some of the people I've seen coming out of the kitchens
as well as the bathrooms do speak for themselves). Once again, the "it's
good enough mindset" is enough to make me scream (especially during
Moreover, the conditions exist elsewhere as well, so it's not privy to da
parish. There's medical evidence speaking about 60% plus is overweight.
Of course, if the walls of one's arteries is craving for plaquelike
conditions, pile it in and wait 10 or 15 years for the results. Then the
band gets paid for the dance. :^)
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