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Shake Sugary Does Brunch; The Crab Trap Returns to Frenier Lakefront

Plus, Press Street Station does comfort food right, and Big Shirley's shutters on Gentilly Blvd.


FAUBOURG ST. JOHN— Todd Price reports that neighborhood restaurant Big Shirley's has shuttered its shortlived spot near the Fair Grounds and relocated to Mississippi. []

BYWATER— Shake Sugary's new location is now open at 3304 St. Claude Avenue and Helen Freund reports there are "brunch dishes conceived by Cafe Hope's executive chef Joel Brown, including huevos rancheros, vegan and gluten-free biscuits and gravy...baked eggs Sardou" and plans to add lunch sandwiches [Gambit]

MARIGNY— Press Street Station does comfort food right at any time of day, Todd Price also reports this week: Chef James Cullen's "menu, satisfying without being heavy and creative without showing off, will make you want to return." []

FRENIER— Ian McNulty reports that former seafood shack the Crab Trap—which was destroyed by Isaac— will return to the Frenier lakefront. Louis Lipps and partner Jason Bourg will open with a larger two-story operation at 105 Gary Rd., featuring po' boys, fried seafood and indoor dining upstairs and an open-air boil shack down below that also cranks out incredible barbecue shrimp and crabs. Opening in a few weeks. [Advocate]