OPENING REPORT — Helen Freund reports that Little Tokyo on Carrollton shuttered this summer. Masterp1ece Japanese restaurant has quietly opened in its place with a menu of sushi, ramen, udon, and Japanese street food. [GAMBIT]
MAKIN’ GROCERIES — Freret Street is probably getting a grocery store on the ground floor of the shuttered Publiq House. Years ago, the street was home to a health food store called Eve’s Market. Almost across the street from Eve’s, the shopping center that now houses Company Burger was also a grocery store. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
EXPANSIONS — Mona Lisa Italian restaurant’s Magazine expansion has been approved by city planners. A Lower Garden District bar from the owners of Tujague’s also received final approval. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
EXPANSIONS — Joe’s Cafe is expanding to Terrytown with the fifth location of the 24-hour restaurant slinging doughnuts, lunch specials, burgers, desserts and more. [CITY BUSINESS]
AWARDS SEASON — New Orleans doesn’t produce much wine, but it consumes so much that the city will soon dish out its own wine awards. The inaugural New Orleans International Wine Awards will take place November 6 through 8. [ADVOCATE]
TEMPORARY SHUTTERS — After firing a popular employee, Pulp and Grind lost several other workers — enough that it forced a temporary closure. It re-opens today with a mix of old and new staff.
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