Balise, 640 Carondelet Street
Anticipated Opening: Late November/Early December
La Petite Grocery owners Justin and Mia Devillier's highly-anticipated second restaurant which takes over the former Ditcharo's space later this fall is to be called Balise, Todd A. Price reports this week: "The name, Balise, comes from a French term for water markers used for navigation."
As for the food, Devillier tells Price it will be "more 'masculine' than at La Petite Grocery. More 'downtown...' familiar, but slightly different." There will also be a raw bar/cold station, and Saints parties. Do check out Price's entire article, which chronicles Devillier's journey to becoming one of New Orleans' most thriving, premier chefs.
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