11777 Coursey Blvd

(@ Sherwood)



When DBG pulled up into the parking lot of Portico she noted that only the frame of the old Calendar’s restaurant remained.  The circa 1985 structure has been completely transformed into a sleek modern American bistro.  The first thing that appealed to DBG was the patio.  A large garage door and a beautiful wooden square bar helps to melt the gap between the indoor and the outdoor.  (In the fall, the patio will be the place to be.)  Indoors the lighting is warm and soft.  This feature really appealed to the cougars who were sipping martinis while they waited on their future ex-husbands. 


Initially, DBG was worried about the dinner selection based upon things she had read on Tigerdroppings.com, but her cheeseburger was above average and the twice-baked mashed potatoes hit the spot.  She and her Protector REALLY REALLY  enjoyed the homemade onion rings.  Her Protector enjoyed his brisket sandwich, which was tender and served on a fluffy jalapeño-cheddar biscuit. And the Portico has a beer selection that goes a little beyond just the standard Bud-Miller-Coors and has Parish Brewing Canebrake on tap. 


Happy hour lasts all night on Monday.  They also have a couple of late night happy hours and a 2 for 1 pint night on Thursday.    


DBG is happy to see the nightlife explosion in her childhood stomping grounds of South Baton Rouge.  This North Louisiana import is a welcome addition to the old ‘hood.  Shenendoah take notice—there is life after Outback Steakhouse. 




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