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LGD Italian Gem Eleven 79 Shutters; 12 Mile Limit Reopens Post-Renovation

Plus, Rocky & Carlo's at fifty years in and more.

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICTTodd Price reports that Creole-Italian "hideaway" Eleven 79 on Annunciation Street has closed. Times Picayune food critic Brett Anderson had recently described it "as the embodiment of the ideal New Orleans-Italian destination." Open since 2000, the restaurant's ownership has not disclosed the reason for the shutter. (

CHALMETTE - In cheerier news, Price also profiles the legendary St. Bernard Parish casual comfort-food joint Rocky & Carlo's, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.The restaurant, opened by five Sicilians in the local immigrant community, has gone through fires and floods (both Hurricanes Rita and Katrina), and is renowned for its mac & cheese and Italian red gravy. Check them out today or tomorrow for 50-cent mac & cheese and the chance to win some Rocky & Carlo's swag. (

GENTILLY - Ian McNulty explains why he always recommends The Munch Factory in Gentilly to folks who want to go to "casual restaurants for true New Orleans flavor." Even though the name is a little silly sounding to some, this family friendly eatery serves food cooked from the heart by chef Jordan Ruiz, who owns the restaurant with his wife Alexis. They've been cooking for the neighborhood for over four years now, although their anniversary plans were derailed by a fatal car accident outside their building which took out all their electrical meters. But they are back and ready to celebrate now. (The Advocate)

MID CITY - craft cocktail dive bar Twelve Mile Limit will be reopening tonight at 5pm after closing for several days for a renovation. The bar's Facebook page says that after renovations, they'll be able to stay open till 2am every night (except Sunday) and will offer a late night happy hour from midnight to 2am. (Eaterwire)

Rocky & Carlo's

613 W Saint Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043 (504) 279-8323 Visit Website

Twelve Mile Limit

500 South Telemachus Street, , LA 70119 (504) 488-8114 Visit Website


1179 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 504-299-1179

The Munch Factory

6514 Congress Drive, , LA 70126 (504) 459-2180 Visit Website