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Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar is Getting a $500,000 Makeover

Plus, The Shack opens in Covington & more

Inside Lucy's
Inside Lucy's

NORTHSHORE— The Shack, a new spot for comfort food with a Latin twist is now open at 204 W. 21st Ave. in Covington, Todd Price reports, with a menu of Cubanos, fish tacos and more. Plus, a backyard area will open next month. []

UPTOWN— Price also reports on six things to know about new panini spot Luca Eats, including this. The spot also serves Frankie & Johnny's famed fried bell-peppers rings (which owner Darryl Cortello helped invent) and Oreo beignets. []

NOLA— In honor of upcoming Bastille Day, Ian McNulty profiles several New Orleans-based French chefs, including Rene Bijoux, who now runs charcuterie and training programs for Dickie Brennan's and Jean-Luc Albin who runs beloved bakery Maurice French Pastries. [Advocate]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Andrew Valenti reports that Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar has been temporarily shuttered while a major $500,000 face lift is underway. The bar will debuts its revamped digs and a complete menu overhaul on August 20. [CityBusiness, subscription required]