Shocking news from the Marigny, with Todd A. Price reporting that Chris Smedley is now OUT at Borracho, the Kajun's Pub pop up he launched and popularized. Smedley, a Rambla alum, opened the charcuterie-centric pop up earlier this year and has built a cult following, allowing him to branch out with his planned highly-anticipated restaurant Pidgin due to open by the end of the year. However, Pidgin was to be located adjacent to Kajun's Pub, in a building that will now become a larger Borracho, sans Smedley.
Smedley is now looking at potential Marigny locations (and investors) for Pidgin, and he will still do a preview dinner with Dinner Lab on November 5. Meanwhile, We've Got Soul will be popping up in Kajun's every Thursday starting this week, October 24.
· Borracho Loses Founding Chef Chris Smedley [NOLA.com]
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Chris Smedley [Photo: Tales of the Cocktail]