Faubourg Bistro started out in the back of the French Quarter’s 700 Club NOLA a little over three years ago. Now it’s expanding to its first stand-alone location at 7537 Maple Street with plans to open by the end of the year. The building, just across the street from Bruno’s, has been empty since Three Muses Uptown closed last summer.
The Maple Street Faubourg Bistro will have the same menu as the original, with casual, crowd-pleasing items like mac and cheese bites, a wedge salad, sandwiches like burgers, fried chicken, and finger foods like wings.
Though it sounds like typical late night food, there are plenty of welcome twists on the menu. The fried catfish sandwich comes topped with sambal mayo, pickled peppers, cilantro, and sesame Sriracha slaw. In addition to the usual chicken wings, there are “PBB&J” wings with Thai-style peanut sauce, crumbled bacon, and spiced grape jelly sauce. Pizza takes the form of a mac and cheese style skillet. There’s also veg-friendly and decadent firecracker cauliflower sandwich.
Owner Matt Hayes says the larger, stand-alone space will allow him to add a few more dishes to the list, including desserts.
“The desserts offered will be a fun homemade take on ice cream truck treats and Little Debbie cakes. We like to keep our menu upbeat and fun.”
The building only needs minor renovations, according to Hayes. He’ll make some changes behind the bar, add a lunch counter space along the front windows, and brighten up the dark interior with fresh paint.
The Faubourg Bistro kitchen in the 700 Club will stay open. It offers bike delivery in the French Quarter, Marigny, and CBD.
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