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A Jeep ‘Vaulted’ Into Atchafalaya Restaurant This Afternoon

It’s still open for dinner

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Atchafalaya restaurant nearly got a drive-through window today when a Jeep involved in a car crash at the intersection of Laurel Street and Louisiana Avenue flew into the left front corner of the restaurant, but stopped short of causing any serious damage to the restaurant, according to the Uptown Messenger.

Atchafalaya, known for one of the best brunches in the city and a giant, cast iron frying pan on its exterior facade, opened in the 1980s and was bought by Rachael Jaffe and Tony Tocco in 2008.

The driver of the Jeep was not hurt, but the driver of the other car was taken to the hospital. The accident has not affected tonight’s dinner service (the special is rice flour-fried soft shell crab with habanero and sweet potato hot sauce).

No other details of the crash were immediately available. This story will be updated if new details are released.

Here’s a photo of the accident from WDSU’s Twitter channel.

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901 Louisiana Avenue, , LA 70115 (504) 891-9626 Visit Website

Cafe Atchafalaya

901 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115 504 891 9626