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Big Cheezy Lands Uptown; Dwight Henry Opens New Buttermilk Drop Spot in 7th Ward

Two new expansions have just hits New Orleans

The Big Cheezy flagship on Broad Street.
The Big Cheezy flagship on Broad Street.

UPTOWN— Grilled cheese empire The Big Cheezy has just opened a fourth location inside beloved bar Henry's with an abbreviated menu that includes the restaurant's most popular items, and plans to expand it (and hours) in the near future. The Big Cheezy has locations on Broad, in Kenner, and at the Dragon's Den. Certified open at 5101 Magazine, Wed-Thurs, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday-Sun, noon to 10 p.m. (504) 258-4075 []

SEVENTH WARD— Beasts of the Southern Wild star and celebrated baker Dwight Henry has just opened enry's Original Buttermilk Drop Bakery & Cafe inside the former Farria Cafe and about five minutes from arch enemy/former employer the Buttermilk Drop Bakery. The menu includes fried to order buttermilk drops, beignets, and plate breakfast/lunch specials on the cheap. Henry also operates two locations of Wink's, another hotspot for buttermilk drops and affordable eats. Certified open at 1401 St. Bernard Street, daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (504) 301-1422. []