OPENINGS — Third-wave coffee roaster and brewer, Cherry Coffee, threw open the doors at a third location — inside the Julian luxury apartment complex in the Lower Garden District — on April 13. The kitchen is expected to open in early May. Other locations are inside Stein’s Deli and on Laurel Street. [NOLA.COM]
SWITCHEROOS — Curio, the two-story, Royal Street restaurant opened by Creole Cuisine Cuisine Restaurant Concepts in September 2017, announced that Brody LeBlanc, formerly of John Besh’s Pigeon and Prince, has taken the reigns from Hayley Van Vleet as executive chef. Van Vleet tells Eater that she’s working on a new project with another well-known female chef, with plans to reveal more details soon. [press release]
EATERWIRE — Zach Strief, former Saints player and now hands-on managing partner at Port Orleans brewery on Tchoupitoulas, is hosting his Saints retirement party there on Saturday, April 21 at the brewery. It’s free and open to the public. Plus, it’s kid-friendly.
HISTORY LESSON — Here’s a very brief history of chicory coffee in New Orleans. [WHERE Y’AT]
HAPPY HOURS — Emeril’s restaurant just launched a “fine dining happy hour” with pretty decent prices. Five dollar plates (like crawfish meatballs, Murder Point oysters, crawfish-stuffed Littleneck clams, smoked mushrooms), $5 wine pairings, and a $5 featured cocktail make up the new happy hour menu at the Warehouse District restaurant. It runs weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. [press release]
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