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John Besh’s Restaurant Group Will Open Warbucks Restaurant in New Orleans

It’s a tribute to ‘90s hip-hop and skateboard culture’

Shrimp rings from Pulsinelli’s pop-up
Courtesy Todd Pulsinelli

Restaurant August executive chef, Todd Pulsinelli, is leaving the John Besh flagship to open Warbucks, a casual restaurant named for the chef’s rapper persona, reports NOLA.COM. (Pulsinelli makes rap music for fun.)

The restaurant will take the place of Amici in the Garden District, which closed in January.

Expect some dishes that Pulsinelli tested at his Turkey & the Wolf pop-ups, likely the “shrimp rings that found their inspiration in the chicken rings from White Castle” at the new eatery, which reports will be an “ode to ‘90s hip-hop and skateboard culture.”

Besh’s restaurant group is the managing partner at Warbucks, which will open this fall. Pulsinelli will be the executive chef and also a partner.

Besh’s restaurant, now BRG Hospitality, has been rocked by dozens of reports of sexual misconduct and a very public split from Alon Shaya this year. Amid the sexual misconduct scandal, John Besh stepped down as CEO.

Warbucks will be located at 3218 Magazine Street.

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3218 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana