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Local Brazilian Food, The Gastrolounge and Getting Gussied Up

NOLA - Ian McNulty gets into the World Cup spirit with his rundown of Brazilian restaurants around the New Orleans area. Churra's Brazilian Grill and Brazilian Market & Café in Kenner, Carmo and Brazil Taco Truck in New Orleans, and Coco Bamboo in Jefferson are all highlighted with food and beverage recommendations Just don't ask to change the channel to something else while eating there; as Edelson Martins, the proprietor of Churra's says, "Soccer is not a sport in Brazil. It is a religion." [Advocate]

CBD - Todd Price reports on plans for a new "gastrolounge" (so named because new owner Gregory Gremillion does not care for the term "gastropub") called Cellardoor to open later this summer in the 19th century Swoop-Duggins House (vacant since Katrina) in the CBD. Bartender Michael Yusko, formerly of Bouligny Tavern and Cure and chef Jamielyn Arcega will be running the drink and food programs respectively. The team appears to be uninterested in pursuing beer options, but will have a cocktail menu composed of "classics and modern creations," and, as Yusko says, an internationally diverse wine list of "familiar selections and a handful of 'hipster' wines." Stay tuned for exactly what that means. []

NOLA - Hot on the heels of the press's wringing of hands over Stella!'s closure being a sign of fine dining end times, Todd Price brings us a feature of the fancy places that can - and will - turn you away if you look like a schlub. The rules range from Commander's Palace's dress code that "requests jackets (and forbids shorts, T-shirts and open-toed shoes for men)" to Galatoire's requirement for jackets for dinner and all day Sunday, to Gautreau's "business casual" dress code, which specifies no flip-flops, shorts or, for men, sandals. Restaurant R'evolution says its position as a hotel restaurant prohibits them from making any dress code requests or requirements. When in doubt, keep in mind the advice of Ti Martin of Commander's Palace: "If you look like a bum, you might not get the best table in the house." []
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Photo: Commander's Palace's dapper diners [Nikki Mayeux]

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Commander's Palace

1403 Washington Avenue, , LA 70130 (504) 899-8221 Visit Website


1728 Soniat Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 504 899 7397


527 Julia Street, , LA 70130 (504) 875-4132 Visit Website

Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 Visit Website