Neighborhood sushi restaurant, Kyoto, sadly shuttered in October of last year. The restaurant’s space has remained vacant since then, a painful reminder to all those still wounded by the closing of the beloved sushi restaurant. Ian McNulty reports that it will soon have new life in the form of The Flying Pig (4920 Prytania St, New Orleans), a “casual, family-friendly Southern eatery” projected to open in July of this year. Rob Vance, former exec chef at Ruby Slipper and at Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, and Kat Vance, a radio DJ, are behind the project.
According to the report, the spot will be an “anytime neighborhood café, with cooking that represents different regions across the South,” from Savannah, Georgia, down to Galveston, Texas. The plan is to demonstrate “the the depth of a regional food culture, with its many diverse influences and scratch-made staples.” The menu inn’t available yet, but Vance is planning “Lowcountry shrimp and grits, Caribbean-style fried chicken, and smoked pork ribs,” as well as a dedicated kids menu.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch are planned for the 70 seat restaurant with full bar.