The long-awaited and hotly anticipated pizza haven, Echo’s, will finally and officially crank up its wood-fired oven next Wednesday in Mid City. The restaurant, which brings together the team from 1000 Figs and Kate Heller of Leo’s Bread, will hang its sign this afternoon in anticipation of the opening. The news first came from Eater’s tipline, and was confirmed today by co-owner Theresa Galli.
The opening menu includes a selection of pizzas with toppings that range from expected to more adventurous, like preserved lemon, fermented chiles, and braised greens. Additionally, the menu includes a couple salads; fried oysters, zucchini, and suppli (Italian fried rice balls); roast chicken; and a selection of “little things” (like seared squid crostini, charcuterie, cheeses, dandelion greens and yogurt). It’s also a spot to buy loaves of Leo’s bread. Peruse the full opening menu below.
The restaurant is housed in a newly renovated, historic building on Banks Street, with indoor seating for about 50 people. The space also includes a spacious patio with seating for approximately 26. There’s a full bar with locally distilled spirits (from Louisiana and Mississippi) and beers on tap and by the bottle. Notably, the wine menu will lean heavily toward natural wines.
Opening hours, starting on Wednesday, are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays (closed Tuesdays) and 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with plans to expand the hours to include lunch in the future.
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