FRENCH QUARTER - Todd Price says that Alex Harrell's new French Quarter restaurant, Angeline shows confidence in the concept and execution of "the menu at Angeline, which draws as much from Southern Europe as it does from the Southern U.S., doesn't try to shock with crazy flavors, cutting-edge technique or arrangements on the plate inspired by abstract art. What you admire are the choices that Harrell makes." He also ruminates on the popularity of cauliflower in modern cuisine. [NOLA.com]
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT - As we move closer to Chef Nina Compton's June opening of Compère Lapin inside The Old No 77. Hotel & Chandlery, more info is coming through the pipeline. Such as the news that Richard Gomez, most recently from Cure, will be heading up the bar program [Eaterwire]
FRERET - The person who shot the Dat Dog employee who refused to give him the money in an attempted armed robbery has accepted a plea deal for 25 years in prison, according to the Uptown Messenger.
NEW ORLEANS - Boring CZO ordinances are boring, but beer (and booze) lovers will want to pay attention. The new proposed CZO reclassifies brewpubs as restaurants and will add restrictive language regarding serving any alcohol not brewed on premises at brewery taprooms, which would make tap rooms like the Courtyard Brewery illegal. [JD Supra Business Advisor]