French Quarter tiki haunt Tiki Tolteca (above Felipe's in the Quarter) is closing in June for major renovations, with plans to reopen in July. According to booze whisperer Laura McKnight, the revamp will include "a kitchen serving Polynesian and South American-inspired dishes and a more tiki-ified look that includes a tiki hut over the bar."
Tiki Tolteca plans to roast (a la Comedy Central style) New Orleans' legendary grumpy barkeep/Broussard's Paul Gustings before closing. The free event happens on May 21 at 10 p.m. with "15-percent discounts on drinks and a special $4 Gustings Punch" made by bar manager Maxton Kennedy, who tells The Times-Pic that the bartender roasts will likely continue after the bar gets its facelift.
· Bartender Paul Gustings To Be Roasted at Tiki Tolteca May 21 [NOLA.com]
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