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New MoPho Expansion Maypop Heads To Warehouse District

Chef Michael Gulotta joins The Paramount lineup in 2016

Chef Michael Gulotta of Mopho will open Maypop

Another huge coming attraction is in store for the South Market District this year, folks. Chef Michael Gulotta and team are opening a new Southeast Asian-inspired American eatery Maypop in the former Ursa Major space in The Paramount, Ian McNulty reports this week.

The venture will be somewhat of a refined MoPho, taking a cue from the Mid City restaurant’s numerous creative specials that meld the flavors of Southeast Asia and Louisiana, and adding in housemade noodle dishes like “house-made tapioca starch noodles tossed in a wok with curry,” per Todd Price. Gulotta is also hoping for a ‘good bar scene.’

Hopefully, there won’t be any looming sewage problems in the space as the shortlived Ursa Major alleged. The Paramount is also home to five more new restaurants: Part & Parcel, Company Burger, Willa Jean, Blaze Pizza, and pho hub Magasin Kitchen.

Gulotta, a former August chef de cuisine and Food & Wine Best New Chef 2016, opened MoPho in early 2014 and currently runs the Finn McCool empire’s eateries Rum & The Lash and Tana at Treo along with biz partners Jeff Gulotta and Jeffrey Bybee. This will be their fourth new spot in New Orleans.

Maypop, a MoPho spinoff, headed to CBD by the end of year []

Modern Asian eatery from MoPho chef headed to CBD [Advocate]