SWITCHEROOS — El Patio in the Warehouse District is now called La Casita on the Patio. After the original La Casita in the Warehouse District closed, the owner opened a similar restaurant, El Patio, in the same neighborhood. It had a different address and a more “ambitious” Mexican menu. According to a report by Todd Price, customers really just wanted the old La Casita back — and so it is. [NOLA.COM]
LAWSUITS — Fullblast Brunch opened in Ruby Slipper’s original Mid City home, but the two breakfast/brunch eateries are still duking it out in court over whether Fullblast owner (and former Ruby Slipper employee) Chris Belou did anything wrong when he allegedly negotiated to take over the lease to open his competing restaurant in Ruby Slipper’s former space while still employed by Ruby Slipper. [ADVOCATE]
SWITCHEROOS — Ian McNulty checks out the Swiss Confectionary, now in its new digs in Mid City’s American Can Company, and finds that the bakeshop’s new retail counter might mean offerings beyond wedding cake. [ADVOCATE]
EVENTWIRE — New Orleans Black Restaurant Week returns July 1 through July 8, highlighting African-American contributions to American dining culture. Dining deals and more from participating restaurants, which include The Praline Connection, Neyow’s Creole Cafe, Morrow’s, Louisiana Bayou Bistro, Beaucoup Eats, Tasty Treat Food Truck and Restaurant, Heard Dat Kitchen, We Dat’s Chicken & Shrimp, Sassafras Creole Kitchen, Pra_Lees, Blaze Bistro, and Cafe Porche & Snowbar. [GAMBIT]
EATER IDK — Someone hid drugs in a 12-pack can of Sprite and left it in a store with all the other normal packs of Sprite, but it was sold to the wrong person. [4WWL]
LISTCICLES — Do you want to know where to get a beer-battered crab beignet? Where Y’at scopes out the best spots for beignets, both sweet and savory. [Where Y’at]
THE SHUTTER — Reuben’s Soup and Sandwich Company quietly shuttered in the CBD in March. The Store, another restaurant from the same owner, is still open down street.