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Opening Report: Pirogues, Noodle Xpress & The Cheezy Cajun Open

Three new openings in New Orleans.


MID CITY— A new take-out spot Noodles Xpress has just opened on Tulane Avenue, specializing in soul food, Creole, Chinese and Vietnamese as well as breakfast. Status: Certified open at 2800 Tulane Ave, Mon-Fri 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (504) 827-2851. [Gambit]

SEVENTH WARD— Pirogues, a new pub and eatery from Doris Metropolitan/Rambla alum Albert Silvera is now open at the corner of Bayou Road and Broad.   The menu includes paninis, salads, tacos and even crawfish sausage on the cheap. Plus, there's a full bar and late night food service.  Status: Certified open at 2565 Bayou Road noon until daily. (504) 948-6349. Official website here. []

BYWATER— The Cheezy Cajun, a new Cajun eatery/butcher/take out spot from the duo behind Mona Lisa pizzeria in the Quarter, is now open on St. Claude Ave.  Rene Bistrot/Cochon Butcher alum Maryjane Rosas offers sandwiches, entrees, and more menu items, alongside a cocktail program from Felipe's alum PJ Hanne. Meats, cheese, fried-to-order cracklins are all available, and brunch is to come. Status: Certified open at 3325 St. Claude Ave., Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant closes on Wednesdays. (504) 265-0045. []