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.)
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 NOLA.com 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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