News for Restaurants in New Orleans
First there was chef Donald Link's authentic Cajun restaurant, Cochon. Then came the spin-off, Cochon Butcher, adjacent to Cochon. The place always seemed noticeably cramped, since Link was operating not only a true butcher shop, but also an always-packed restaurant. Butcher is now expanding from its tiny 800-square-foot, hard-to-score-a-table digs to almost 3,000 square feet, and that is welcome news for the lunch and dinner crowds that discovered the place little by little over the past year or so. The expansion was accomplished by acquiring the building next door to Butcher and doing some heavy renovations. The menu will remain much the same, although Link is planning on positioning the place as a cocktail and small plates restaurant, in addition to still serving his hearty sandwiches and entrées, and of course, his best-in-the-city mac ‘n’ cheese. Cochon Butcher, 930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-588-7675.
When the venerable Brennan's Restaurant in the French Quarter closed last year after a number of Brennan family disputes and legal wrangling, no one was sure what would become of the historic 18th-century building. That is when Ralph Brennan, high profile restaurateur (Ralph's on the Park, Red Fish Grill, Cafe B), took over the business and promised to reopen the place with a different concept and a fashionable interior re-do. Brennan will reportedly re-launch the replacement restaurant in the Fall, possibly with a new name, but that has not yet been decided. Brennan is not sharing the menu concept, but a new kitchen is being built, and the floor plan on ground level is being redesigned, while the more private upstairs area is simply being updated. Brennan's, 417 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116, no phone.
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