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Frankie & Johnny's Gets a New Owner, More on Junction

And other dining news from around New Orleans.


UPTOWN: Todd Price reports that David McCelvey, chef/former vice prez of operations for Emeril Lagasse's empire, is now the owner of Uptown crawfish fave Frankie & Johnny's. Expect a few new menu items including "salads, grilled fish and pasta dishes," but "all the good things" including the staff shall remain. []

NOLA: Behold, the restaurant concepts of 2015 that Ian McNulty is patiently awaiting, including Angeline, Balise, Purloo and more. McNulty also looks at 2014's dining trends and what they mean for 2015. [Advocate]

QUARTER: Laura McKnight reports that Dickie Brennan & Co.'s new wine, Lion's Share Merlot, is now available via a tap system at Tableau and Bourbon House. []

BYWATER: More things to know about freshly-opened beer and burger bar Junction (3021 St. Claude Ave) from the Molly's team:  There's 40 craft beers on tap, all Louisiana beers at $5, and there's more than just burgers with wings, salads and more bar food available. []

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