New Orleans has seen no shortage of restaurant openings in 2016 with hotspots like Cavan, Catahoula, and Josephine Estelle coming on the scene. And while summer in the Big Easy can be pure hell, especially for restaurateurs, here are a dozen more restaurants projected to debut by Fall.
These projects are still on tap for 2016: Koreole Cafe & Grocery will open on St. Claude by late summer. Emeril Lagasse's Meril is planning to open in the Warehouse District by end of year. Ted Brennan's Decatur is coming to the Quarter, Lula distillery/eatery to the LGD, NOLA Distilling and F&M's massive indoor/outdoor expansion to the Irish Channel. The Station and a new Ruby Slipper will hit Mid City, along with Nick's Original Big Train Bar (a huge comeback on Tulane Ave) and, potentially, a new wood-fired pizzeria and bakery from the 1000 Figs team. Three Muses expands Uptown and Seoul Shack will relaunch on St. Claude. Spitfire and Scout Bakery will open a new coffee shop on Claiborne. Dunbar's Creole Cuisine was set to open in Gert Town in January 2016, but is currently stalled with Coming Soon signage over the front door.
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