News for Restaurants in New Orleans
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One of New Orleans' highly respected chef/restaurateurs, Justin Devillier and his wife, Mia Devillier, have announced plans to open a second restaurant. The as yet unnamed eatery will open in a downtown restaurant space that was occupied for many years by the now-shuttered Ditcharo's Restaurant. The Devilliers are planning to open in the Fall, after a top-to-bottom renovation of the building, complete with a major kitchen expansion. The fare will be similar to, but not a repeat of, what is offered at La Petite Grocery. La Petite Grocery, 4238 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-891-3377.
Amid the ongoing sage and contentious legal battles surrounding the closing and impending re-opening of Brennan's in the French Quarter, some good news has emerged. Restaurateur Ralph Brennan, now the co-owner, announced that he has successfully acquired the name "Brennan's" for the new version of the iconic fine dining restaurant. Ralph Brennan reportedly paid $3 million at auction for rights to the name. The restaurant is slated for an early Fall opening. Meanwhile, Ted Brennan, one of the former owners, has unveiled his own plan to open another restaurant similar to the old Brennan's. Ted Brennan's restaurant is tentatively planned for Decatur Street, just blocks away from the venerable Brennan's Restaurant. In a published statement, Brennan said he hopes to bring back many of the original staff members, as well as chef Lazone Randolph, who called the Brennan's kitchen home for more than 40 years. This restaurant is tentatively schedule to open in 2015.
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