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Godfather of Nola Cocktail Industry Chris McMillian Plans New Mid City Concept

The fomer Juicy Lucy's on Carrollton could become the hottest cocktail destination in town.


Mid City's stuffed-burger joint Juicy Lucy's has shuttered for good, and Gambit's Helen Freund reports that legendary New Orleans barman Chris McMillian and wife Laura McMillian are planning to open a concept at the location:

An application for a liquor permit posted on the building's window Sept. 15 lists the temporary name as "Revel," and the applicant as Chris & Laura's Love Shack, an LLC registered to McMillian and his wife, Laura, records show.

Other than that, the concept remains a mystery, but will most certainly have an incredible bar program as Chris McMillian is a renowned fourth-generation bartender. Known as the best Mint Julep crafter in town, he has managed bar programs from the Ritz Carlton's Library Lounge to Kingfish, as well as founding the Museum of the American Cocktail with his wife Laura (who is also the assistant director) and fellow cocktail industry bigwigs including Dale Degroff.   Stay tuned for more on this potential coming attraction.