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New Wood-Fired Pizza Place Opens in the Warehouse District

Rye & Pie replaces Wood Pizza

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A new restaurant replacing Wood Pizza in the Warehouse District is now open, and Rye & Pie is sticking to the strengths of its predecessor: pizza, beer, and whiskey.

According to Facebook posts from earlier this month, Rye & Pie officially started serving the neighborhood the first week of July, and despite some subsequent Barry-related closures is currently open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Customers can expect a familiar menu of sandwiches, salads, and of course, wood-fired pizza, as well a focus on rye whiskeys behind the bar. Diners won’t notice many changes to the restaurant’s casual and brick-walled interior, as most updates were made to the huge patio out front.

The well-received Wood Pizza opened across from Cochon near the Convention Center in 2015 with a patio, bright red pizza oven, and plenty of beers on tap. Opening chef Will Salisbury surprisingly departed the restaurant just six months after its debut, and it closed its doors for good in May 2018. Owner Ryan Hollard shared his plans for Rye & Pie shortly after.

The pizza joint is the first of two such anticipated summer openings in the neighborhood, which still awaits a Julia Street location of Rome-born Bonci Pizzeria. Located at 404 Andrew Higgins Boulevard, Rye & Pie is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m.

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Rye & Pie

404 Andrew Higgins Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 533-0016 Visit Website

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