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Borracho Chef Will Open New Restaurant on St. Claude

If the latest Expansion Wires are any indication of what's in store for the 70117, it looks like dining options in the Marigny and Bywater may multiply Freret-style in the coming year, and St. Claude Avenue will also be no stranger to new restaurants. Super-scooper Ian Mcnulty reports that Chris Smedley, chef/proprietor of the popular chef-driven sausage and weenie pop up Borracho inside of Kajun's Pub, is planning to open a second restaurant in a building adjacent to Kajun's this fall.

Smedley? a Rambla alum, who has gained an impressive fanbase obsessed with his late night housemade pub fare in little over a few months time? is already hard at work on the upcoming, yet-to-be-named restaurant. Per McNulty:
Renovations have begun... and some long-range food prep is already underway (like prosciutto hams now set up to cure). While the menu is still a work in progress, Smedley says it will zero in on local flavors in a small plates format.

Smedley has already done been learned in the fried chicken liver/pimento cheese arts and fine dining, so the transition to fancypants Modern Southern cuisine should be a gracious one. Expect table service and (hopefully) a full bar within unicycling distance of all your favorite nightlife venues. Until then, Borracho, which Senor McNulty reminds us is Spanish for "drunk," is open from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. inside the belly of the great, terrifying karaoke beast (2256 St. Claude).

· Borracho: A Chef's Late-Night Hot Dog Parlor and More in Store on St. Claude Ave. [Gambit]
· All Expansion Wires [-ENOLA-]

Kajun's Pub

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