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NEW RESTAURANTS IN NEW ORLEANS

The majestic downtown building that houses Public Service was once the home to the New Orleans Public Service, Inc., or NOPSI, the city’s power company. Chef Dustin Brien, a Boston import, turns out a menu he accurately refers to as comfort food. Public Service, NOPSI Hotel, 311 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-962-6527.
 
DTB (Down the Bayou) offers Cajun cuisine gone contemporary in a sleek space. Alligator is on the menu, but here it’s served as an appetizer paired with chorizo, ricotta cheese and olives and dabbed with sauce piquant. Craft cocktails are plentiful and include the “Fire on the Bayou” combining vodka, pepper jelly, Lillet and citrus. DTB (Down the Bayou), 8201 Oak St., Ste. 1, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-518-6889.
 
Restaurateur Ted Brennan passed away in August 2016, but his final project, Ted Brennan's Decatur, has come to fruition. Previous Brennan's chef Lazone Randolph oversees the kitchen. Ted Brennan's Decatur inhabits a 12,000-square-foot, two-story facility in a location that has seen many restaurants and bars come and go over the past several years. Ted Brennan's Decatur, 309 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-512-9290.
 
Saint Cecilia, a project from the team behind Saint Lawrence, has made its debut in New Orleans. The menu kicks off with crawfish spring rolls and fried pickles, then moves on to po' boy sandwiches, fried chicken, Creole shrimp bordelaise pasta, gulf fish almondine and pork roulade. Saint Cecilia, 91 French Market Place, New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-522-5851.
 

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Halloween Tea at Le Salon
From October 21-22, 2017, Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel presents a special spooky afternoon tea with costumed characters for Halloween. For more information, visit the officiail website. Le Salon, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-596-4773.
 

UPDATES ON NEW ORLEANS CHEFS

Zachary Engel has been named executive chef of Shaya Zachary Engel has been named executive chef of Shaya, the modern Israeli restaurant from chef Alon Shaya. Shaya, 4213 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-4213.
 
One of New Orleans' highly respected chef/restaurateurs, Justin Devillier (La Petite Grocery) and his wife, Mia Devillier, will reportedly open another restaurant in the former Hurwitz Mintz building. La Petite Grocery, 4238 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-3377.
 

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS


CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for New Orleans to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. Dominique's, R.I.P.

GG's Dine-O-Rama (also known as Gott Gourmet) has shut its doors after nearly a decade of business. GG's Dine-O-Rama, 3100 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115, no phone.
 

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