Nathaniel Zimet, the awesome Boucherie chef who is basically still recovering from being shot three times by an armed robber back in May of 2011, is planning to open a second restaurant next Fall in the former Santa Fe (and Desperado's) restaurant space on the corner of Dauphine and Frenchman in the Marigny, the Times-Pic reports. The yet unnamed restaurant will be two-stories, have about 70 seats downstairs and a giant bar upstairs.
Zimet tells Judy Walker that it's "the next step up" from Boucherie: "If Boucherie is fine dining for the people, this will be much closer to fine dining, but very approachable, very comfortable." The menu sounds very meat-tastic, including plans for a "mixed grill related to the hunting season." Look for Zimet on the December 18 episode of Chopped.
· Boucherie Chef Nathaniel Zimet to Appear on Chopped and Open New Restaurant [NOLA.com]
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