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.