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Desi Vega Is Expanding His Red Meat Empire to Metairie

Desi Vega’s Seafood & Steaks opens in August

Desi Vega

Desi Vega, the restaurateur behind the CBD’s lauded Desi Vega’s steakhouse, Harahan’s Desi Vega’s Prime Burgers & Shakes, and Mr. John’s Steakhouse, is bringing his next meaty restaurant to an office building on Vets in Metairie, Ian McNulty reports. Desi Vega’s Seafood & Steaks will open in early August in the spot that was Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill.

In addition to the red meat expected from Vega, he’s planning to serve steamed crabs and lobster, three types of Gulf fish in various preparations each day, and plenty of other seafood.

Vega is not entirely new to the Metairie restaurant market: He’s a partner in the Shipley Do-Nuts, which opened recently in Old Metairie.

The new restaurant will do lunch, dinner, and happy hour.

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