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Gabrielle Restaurant Starts Taking Reservations TODAY

Plus, Gretna Fest has a meatball-eating contest, and more top dining intel


COMING ATTRACTIONS — Reservations for Gabrielle restaurant, a one-time Mid City institution finally making its post-Katrina comeback, go live today at 1 p.m. CST. The restaurant opens Wednesday, September 27 at 2441 Orleans Avenue, just a block from Dooky Chase. For reservations, call (504) 603-2344. [FACEBOOK]

THE CHAINS — The Lost Cajun, a 12-restaurant mini-chain started in Colorado by a couple from Barataria, Louisiana, plans to “open three to five franchised locations of his restaurant in Louisiana.” [CITY BUSINESS]

THE CHAINS — As Chipotle prepares to make landfall on Magazine Street, a group of citizens is wondering if it is time to promote legislation that would limit chains on the famous street. [UPTOWN MESSENGER}

FOOD TV — Leah Chase: The Queen of Creole will air on WLAE-TV on October 15 at 7 p.m. Ann Maloney got a sneak peak of the film, which is a documentary of Leah Chase’s life. [NOLA.COM]

EATING CONTESTS — Gretna Fest has added a meatball-eating contest to its roster of events. Watch people stuff their faces with meatballs on October 1 at 5 p.m. Oh, and it’s called “The Battle of the Balls.” [NOLA.COM]

Gabrielle Restaurant

2441 Orleans Avenue, , LA 70119 (504) 603-2344 Visit Website