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Zea on St. Charles Shutters; Drew Brees, Sandwich King

Plus, new small plates at Richard Fiske's.

Zea Rotisserie & Grill is closing its St. Charles Ave. location.
Zea Rotisserie & Grill is closing its St. Charles Ave. location.
Zea Rotisserie & Grill

ST. TAMMANY PARISH—Quarterback/sub sandwich hawker Drew Brees is opening another Jimmy John's franchise "at the new entrance to the Northpark business park south of Covington." Brees apparently intends to retire a sandwich king, with plans for as many as 20 locations on the north shore. [NOLA.com]

CENTRAL CITY—The St. Charles Avenue location of Zea Rotisserie & Grill will shutter for good on Father's Day (June 21). Per a press release, Zea was "unable to come to a long-term lease arrangement" but is "actively searching for an alternative location." In the meantime, Zea locations in Metairie, Harahan, Covington, Harvey, Kenner, Slidell, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge remain open. [EaterWire]

FRENCH QUARTER—Jazz and martini destination Richard Fiske's Martini Bar & Restaurant is embracing the oh-so-trendy small plates with a new menu from exec chef Nick Gile. Expect blue corn fried chicken and waffles, duck confit with baked brie en croute, cochon de lait pie, and more; check out the full menu here. [EaterWire]

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