Yes, summer is here, but any sign of the doldrums seems to be lurking somewhere in the distance (hello, month of August) with numerous restaurant openings still happening around town. The last week alone ushered in Mid City's Fharmacy, a fancy Waffle House on Canal, The Halal Guys in the CBD, and the Marigny gastropub Anna's (which may already be closed, albeit temporarily).
Here now, four more openings to kick off your work week.
UPTOWN— Fans of the former big Rue De La Course on Magazine will be happy to know that Ignatius, the creole spot that took it over, has switcherooed into Ignatius Coffee & Espresso Bar, now open from Rue De La Course owner Debra Dunn in partnership with Mojo Coffee Roasters, so you know the drinks will rule. Status: Certified open at 3121 Magazine St., Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat-Sun, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Instagram and Facebook. [Eaterwire]
GARDEN DISTRICT— The spiffy new location of Little Korea is now officially open in the former home of AJ&J Asian Bistro, Todd Price reports, with more seating, tables with grills for cooking up your own Korean barbecue, an expanded menu and a second-generation owner, Joyce Park, taking over for her parents. Status: Certified open at 2240 Magazine St. Mon and Wed-Thurs, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Tues & Sun, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (504)821-5006. On Facebook here. [NOLA.com]
OLD METAIRIE— City Greens opens a new location on Metairie Road tomorrow with salads, wraps, pressed juices and more. The restaurant will donate all proceeds on opening day to Grow Dat Youth Farm. Status: Officially opening on Tuesday, June 28, at 600 Metairie Road at 10:30 a.m. Hours— Mon-Sat, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (504) 323-2900. Official website here. [Eaterwire]
GENTILLY— The Füd Bar, a new contemporary cafeteria specializing in home-cooked meals from owners Erik Neumann and Robert Faust (a Mahony's alum), is now open with made-to-order sandwiches, a salad bar, grab and go items and more. Status: Certified open at 1522 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Tues-Sat 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (504) 309-3284. Website here. [NOLA.com]