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Chalmette Gets A New Vegetarian-Friendly Cafe

Plus, an old fave expands with a new oyster bar

Cafe Aquarius

CHALMETTE— A mindful new eatery Cafe Aquarius is now open from the owners of St. Bernard bakery Flour Power, Todd Price reports. The cafe does vegetarian dishes including a vegan Buffalo ‘chicken’ wrap, but there’s also a Cubano and a beefy croque on the menu, and house baked breads, cakes and pastries to steal the show. Dinner pop-ups may be in the works. Open Tues-Fri, 11 a.m to 6 p.m. (Thurs, open until 9 p.m.) and Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2101 Paris Rd. (504) 510-3080 []

CHALMETTE— Meme’s Bar & Grille has just expanded with a brand new oyster bar, after a major renovation, Ian McNulty reports. As per the food: “Broiled and grilled oysters have formed a centerpiece of chef Lincoln Owens’ menu... next to steaks and grilled fish, crabcakes and a robustly garlicky barbecue shrimp.” Open for lunch an dinner Tues-Fri and dinner on Tues-Sat at 712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. (504) 644-4992.[Advocate]