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Opening Report: The Standard Lands Uptown, Fair Grinds Settles In On St. Claude

The latest openings around New Orleans.

Inside The Standard
Inside The Standard

UPTOWN—The Standard, a new casual brunch and lunch spot from Atlanta restaurateurs Ali Wild and Lana Banks is now open in the shortlived Hibiscus spot Uptown.  The duo bring a slew of affordable brunch and lunch favorites—shrimp and grits, a crab melt, a Reuben—in the $10-$14 dollar range and a full bar to the mix. Status: Certified open at 4206 Magazine Street. (504) 509-7306.

ST. CLAUDE AVENUE— Longtime Bayou St. John coffee shop Fair Grinds quietly expanded in the spring with a second location on St. Claude Ave, next door to music club Siberia. The cafe features ample outdoor seating, a sweet mural, fair trade coffee, and fresh pastries. Status: Certified open at 2221 St. Claude Avenue. (504) 913-9073. [Photo: Facebook]

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse

2221 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

The Standard

4206 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA