The last year in New Orleans saw no shortage of scorching hot restaurant openingsfrom Shaya to Compere Lapin— but now it's time to turn our attention to what will be another dynamite year concerning the Big Easy's restaurant industry. With huge names including Susan Spicer, John Besh and Emeril all debuting new spots in the near future, 2016 is sure to be a doozy. Here are the most anticipated openings of 2016 at this time.
These projects are still on tap for 2016: Ted Brennan's Decatur in the Quarter, Lula distillery/eatery in the LGD, NOLA Distilling and F&M's massive indoor/outdoor expansion in the Irish Channel. The Station and a new Ruby Slipper will hit Mid City. Fiorella's makes a comeback in Gentilly. La Casita expands to Oak Street, and French Truck Coffee expands Uptown. Seoul Shack moves to St. Claude Ave. and Pho Tau Bay reopens on Tulane Avenue.