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Good Bird’s Uptown Outpost Is Now Open

A Freret Street S

Josh Brasted

Good Bird is now open in the location that once housed Dat Dog and Liberty Cheesesteaks. Eater NOLA previously reported that the shop’s new Uptown outpost would open by the end of September — Good Bird officially opened on September 29th at 5031 Freret Street. The restaurant used Facebook to tease the opening — stating that they (happily) passed their final inspection and posing with a Public Health Inspector giving two thumbs up.

The name of the game at Good Bird is rotisserie chicken — delivered to customers via sandwiches, plates, and salads. Smoothies and breakfast sandwiches and bowls round out the menu. There aren’t just dishes for chicken-loving carnivores, though. The name sounds poultry-focused, but there are plenty of other items on the menu for veggies — including two sandwiches (out of five total) and breakfast dishes galore.

The Freret Street shop is Good Bird’s second location and first freestanding outpost (the first is in the St. Roch Market.) Renovations were completed in-house, by owner Leo Sloan (who had little prior construction experience) and sous chef/manager Drew Mitchell (who, thankfully, did.)

Good Bird is open Tuesday - Sunday from 9am until 9pm.