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Jack Rose Swings Open Its Doors Today

Plus, there’s a new stall at the St. Roch Market

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OPENING ALERTJack Rose, the highly anticipated debut from QED Hospitality, opens for dinner today. Jack Rose is replacing The Caribbean Room at The Pontchartrain Hotel; the latter, a throwback restaurant closed in mid-March. QED’s founders, Brian Landry and Emery Whalen were previously top managers at John Besh’s company. Friday lunch and Sunday brunch at Jack Rose both begin next week. [ADVOCATE]

OPENING ALERT — Todd A. Price profiles Rafik Abohattab, who just opened Torshi, a new stall at St. Roch Market. Abohattab, a native of Egypt, emigrated to the U.S. over a decade ago, eventually landing in New Orleans after traveling around the country. Abohattab serves his native cuisine at Torshi — expect next-level falafel (made with fava beans and sesame seeds, instead of the usual chickpeas), smoked baba ghanouj and tasty drinks like kushari mint tea and hibiscus rose water tea. Also, FYI: “Torshi” means “pickles” in Arabic — Abohattab makes his own. [NOLA.COM]

Pontchartrain Hotel

2031 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 323-1400

Jack Rose

2031 Saint Charles Avenue, , LA 70130 (504) 323-1500 Visit Website

St Roch Market

2381 Saint Claude Avenue, , LA 70117 (504) 609-3813 Visit Website