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The 1000 Figs Team Is Opening Little Fig at Pythian Market Very Soon

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A special sweet potato dip off the regular menu at 1000 Figs
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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]

RENOVATION REPORT — Heard Dat Kitchen added an indoor, air-conditioned dining space. Regular hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. [NOLA.COM]

EXPANSIONS — French Truck Coffee expanded to Biloxi [Sun Herald]

AWARDS SEASON — Effervescence bubbles & bites, Eater NOLA’s 2017 Bar of the Year, just won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. [press release]

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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Pythian Market

234 Loyola Avenue, , LA 70112 (504) 481-9599 Visit Website

1000 Figs

3141 Ponce De Leon Street, , LA 70119 (504) 301-0848 Visit Website

Heard Dat Kitchen

2520 Felicity Street, , LA 70113 (504) 510-4248 Visit Website

Effervescence

1036 North Rampart Street, , LA 70116 (504) 509-7644 Visit Website

Saba

5757 Magazine Street, , LA 70115 (504) 324-7770 Visit Website