Todd A. Price reports that Mahony's Po Boy shop on Magazine has been sold to Hicham Khodr, the owner of Camellia Grill. Benjamin Wicks, the chef/founder of the shop, who helped elevate the po' boys with his fine dining experience and help from his Maw Maw, will stay on as head chef, and Khodr promises not to change the sandwiches.
No word on if Maw Maw will still be Mahony's mascot, but Price does report some big changes:
Khodr does plan to add table service. He also wants the restaurant to be more efficient, so that lunch can be ordered and eaten in 30 minutes... A second Mahony's is planned for the French Quarter. The downtown location, which should open in six to eight months, will likely have an oyster bar.
Khodr is also a partner in 3 of a Kind, the entity that owns Byblos and Salu, but Mahony's is a separate, individual project, as are the Camellia Grills.
Mahony's [Photo: Yelp/Erich Z.]