By Tom Fitzmorris
Originally published March 23, 2007
R&O's Opens In Covington: Restaurant #777
For weeks, people have been asking me about the meaning of a sign on US 190, on the south side of Covington, advertising for employees for R&O's. Most puzzling was that the sign stood in front of the building that used to be Gallagher's (and, a logn time ago, the Forest Steak House). That building was not in great shape before the storm, and afterwards it looked certainly headed for teardown.
But no. The owners of R&O in Bucktown, who apparently know construction as well as they know poor boy sandwiches and pizzas, got in there and repaired the place. A few days ago they opened for business.
The menu is only slightly attenuated from the one they serve in Bucktown. The have the pizzas and the poor boys, as well as a pretty full collection of basic New Orleans-style fried-seafood-house fare. All of those things will be welcome on the North Shore, which doesn't have enough food seafood joints.
R&O has long been famous enough for its large portions and low prices that it's always been full in Bucktown. I suspect the same will be true here. They're open all day long, from lunch through dinner, seven days a week.
When I added them to our Menu Daily Restaurant Index, I noticed that they brought the total number of restaurants in the New Orleans area to 777. That sounds lucky enough, doesn't it? Chinese Kitchen (above) made 778. We're now thirty-one restaurants away from having as many real eateries as we had before the hurricane.
R&O’s. 1630 N. US 190 (Causeway Blvd.),. 985-871-5465.
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