Nathaniel Zimet and James Denio's upcoming wing and daiq shack now has a name: Bourré, which as Ian McNulty notes, is named after the Cajun card game. Bourré will be located in the current location of Boucherie which is moving over to the former Cafe Grenada space in November and will actually serve more than just craft daiquiris and wings. Zimet is aiming for the highly-anticipated expansion to serve elevated street food (inspired by his Que Crawl truck) that's "prepared as customers watch (and sip their frozen drinks) in the manner of a sushi bar or a Spanish pincho counter." Expect wings, skewered meats, fried octopus balls and more.
As Boucherie makes the move to Cafe Granada in November, Bourré should open shortly after. Meanwhile, McNulty reports that Zimet has a new fall menu at Boucherie, including a cider based cocktail.
Proof of an impending beer cocktail trend: Todd Price reports that Jeff Beachbum Berry's upcoming French Quarter tiki mecca Latitude 29 is set to open the third week of October in the former Iris space (321 N. Peters) and there will be an "exotic" beer-based cocktail called the Davy Jones Lager on the menu. The Times-Pic team and a bunch of local celebs got a taste of the Davy Jones Lager yesterday as Jeff "Beachbum" Berry was called on to do a special pairing with the fried chicken at Dooky Chase.
As for what's going on with Latitude 29, Berry's wife, Anne Kaye will share managerial duties with bartender Steve Yamada. Twelve Mile Limit food slinger Chris Shortall will be holding down a "PolynAsia" menu.
· Ian McNulty: Big plans for the fall after summer lull [Advocate]
· Tiki master Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry mixes up a tropical drink to pair with Dooky Chase's fried chicken [NOLA.com]
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