The Lucky Rooster, 518 Baronne
Projected Opening: April, 2013
The Lucky Rooster is supposedly a few weeks away from opening, but the much anticipated pan-Asian street food joint from Juan's/Slice owner Warren Chapoton, former Herbsaint GM/local wine guru Joe Briand, and former Emeril's Delmonico chef Neal Swidler looks like it's still in serious facelift mode.
Numerous construction pictures have been posted to the restaurant's blog over the past week, revealing that the bar is just being built (complete with sparks flying), and the the concrete floors have just been stained a funky mustard green color. The floors, along with this crazy wallpaper sample, are certain to look mighty fresh, but they need some work, dawlin'.
Joe Briand confirms with Eater that there are a "few more weeks" before the restaurant will open. Until then, you can check their brand new Twitter account for updates.