INTERVIEWS — Alon Shaya’s new company, Pomegranate Hospitality, is a reckoning with past managerial behavior and experiences. In an interview with Brett Anderson, he admits that his way of managing was “unacceptable,” but says he’s “made a commitment to improve” with the company and the restaurants being “a product of past experiences.” [NOLA.COM]
OPENING ALERT — Little Fig, a compact outpost of Mid City’s 1,000 Figs, will open in the Pythian Market on July 10 with Mediterranean specialties like hummus platters, made fresh daily and topped with rotating garnishes. [press release]
EXPANSIONS — French Truck Coffee expanded to Biloxi [Sun Herald]
SWITCHEROOS — The Five Happiness event space next to the main restaurant on Carrollton Avenue is becoming a Subway according to construction permit requests filed.
OPENING ALERT — The d4 Tabletop Gaming Café has opened on Oak Street with po-boys, bread pudding, and board games (to play at the cafe or at home), and an “annex” to rent for rowdier role-playing games like Magic. Eight-year-olds can learn to play Dungeons and Dragons on Saturday mornings. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
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