Picayune Social House has closed its doors after just over a year in a spot one time known as Newspaper Row, housing the Daily Picayune and eventually the Times Picayune, verified following a tip from Thomas Nguyen.
The decor included old newspapers displayed on the walls, but the menu ran a little wilder. A tandoor oven allowed the restaurant to bang out naan, which was used as the foundation for flatbreads and as a vehicle for hummus, whiskey chicken, beef tenderloin, and falafel.
The restaurant also used the oven for rosemary and thyme chicken breast, lemon grass char siu pork, beef tenderloin, tamarind and chipotle lamb, and kho khe shrimp.
A ragtag team of boudin balls, salads, and ceviche rounded out the menu.
The restaurant’s strong point though was the bar, which served a popular candied old fashioned.
Yelp lists the restaurant as “temporarily closed” with a re-opening date of October 1. Meanwhile, the restaurant has laid out the closure plainly on its outgoing voicemail message.
”Regretfully, we are now closed for business...Sadly all things come to an end, and this is ours.”
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