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Wood Pizza Has Closed its Doors in the Warehouse District

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Tutti carne pizza at Wood, now closed
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THE SHUTTER — Wood Pizza across from Cochon in the Warehouse District closed its doors for good on May 31. The eatery opened at the beginning of 2015 with a large patio, a bright red pizza oven, and plenty of beers on tap. [Eater Tipline]

AWARDS SEASON — Eight New Orleans restaurants made OpenTable’s 50 Best Southern Restaurants list this year: Atchafalaya, Boucherie, Carrollton Market, Mr. B’s Bistro, Restaurant R’evolution, Restaurant Rebirth, Willa Jean, and Muriel’s Jackson Square. [press release]

EXPANSIONS — Alon Shaya has set the debut date for his second restaurant, Safta in Denver’s Source Hotel. It’ll swing open in August. [Eater Denver]

BRUNCHWIREPythian Market, the new CBD food hall, is now serving brunch on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live jazz from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and $5 mimosas and $6 bloody Marys. Brunch dishes include cochon de lait benedict; shakshuka; brunch pizza with white sauce, bacon, caramelized onions, cheesy eggs, apple jelly, truffle oil, and parmesan; breakfast tacos; and a traditional Jamaican breakfast – akee and salt fish with yellow yam, banana, and dumplings. Here’s a full list of New Orleans’ hot new brunches. [press release]

EVENTWIRE — Tickets for Liberty’s Kitchen’s “Come Grow With Us” annual gala and food extravaganza on September 21 at the Ace Hotel are now available. General admission tickets are $125. [press release]

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES — After over 175 years serving classic Creole dishes, Antoine’s is finally getting an elevator. [WGNO]

CRIME WIRE —The two rookie officers facing accusations of beating a man outside the Mid City Yacht Club could face hate crime charges. Both have already been fired from the NOPD. [NOLA.COM]

In other crime news, an Angola prison guard has been sneaking drugs into the prison by hiding them in Subway sandwiches. [4WWL]

TEMPORARY CLOSURES — Paloma Cafe will be closed Monday, August 6 to Saturday, August 11 for a break.

INTERVIEWS — Chef Chris Jolly was working at Outback Steakhouse when he became a vegan. Now he runs a vegan po-boy stall in the Circle Food Store called Rolls & Rock. Helen Freund interviews him. [GAMBIT]

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Liberty's Kitchen Broad Street Cafe

300 North Broad Street, , LA 70119 (504) 822-4011 Visit Website

Carrollton Market

8132 Hampson Street, , LA 70118 (504) 252-9928 Visit Website

Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Avenue, , LA 70113 (504) 509-7334 Visit Website

Pythian Market

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


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

Liberty's Kitchen

300 N. Broad St. Ste 101, New Orleans, LA 70119 504-822-4011 Visit Website

Liberty's Kitchen

300 North Broad Street, , LA 70119 (504) 822-4011 Visit Website

Wood Pizza Bistro & Taphouse

404 Andrew Higgins Boulevard, , LA 70130 (504) 281-4893 Visit Website

Paloma Cafe

800 Louisa Street, , LA 70117 Visit Website

Paloma Cafe

800 Louisa St,, New Orleans, LA

Mr. B's Bistro

201 Royal Street, , LA 70130 (504) 523-2078 Visit Website

Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville Street, , LA 70130 (504) 553-2277 Visit Website

Circle Food Store

1522 Saint Bernard Avenue, , LA 70116 (504) 940-2111


8115 Jeannette Street, , LA 70118 (504) 862-5514 Visit Website

Restaurant Rebirth

857 Fulton Street, , LA 70130 (504) 522-6863 Visit Website

Antoine's Restaurant

713 Saint Louis Street, , LA 70130 (504) 581-4422 Visit Website

Restaurant R'evolution

777 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 Visit Website