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September 2015 Archive

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Openings

Primitivo is one of the first full-service, upscale restaurants to make its debut in a part of New Orleans that is slowly reemerging as a commercial and entertainment hub. Owner Adolfo Garcia is no stranger to culinary innovation, having helmed the now-shuttered Rio Mar for decades, and who is currently offering dining at the Canal Place theatres and the popular La Boca steakhouse. Primitivo's dishes are smoky, charred and full-flavored. Chef Nick Martin turns out ember-roasted shrimp ratatouille, a coal-grilled rib-eye, and a five-hour smoked beef selection. Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat. Primitivo, 1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113, 504-881-1775.
 
Kin defies categorization, with diverse menu offerings that suggest Italian, Asian and even French influences. Typical dishes include Cornish hen with Vietnamese saté sauce, fried oysters and crawfish tails, and pan-fried gnocchi with fennel and orange purée. From the outside, the place is nondescript; the tiny, sleek and brightly lit interior comes as a surprise. Patrons are welcome to bring their own alcohol, since the restaurant does not have a liquor license. Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat. Kin, 4600 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125, 504-304-8557.
 
The Standard has moved into a storefront spot on Magazine Street that has been home to a number of restaurants over the years. Owners Lana Banks and Ali Wild are proprietors of a popular Mexican restaurant in Atlanta, but had their eyes on New Orleans for quite a while. Banks and Wild did a complete renovation on the interior, which was heavy on reds and flocked wallpaper. The new look features soothing colors, craftsman tables and chairs, and an almost spa-like setting. Future plans call for outdoor seating as well. The menu runs the gamut from sandwiches to salads and full entrées, including some fish dishes and stuffed mirliton. Also look for traditional Southern preparations, such as buttermilk fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun. The Standard, 4206 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115, 504-509-7306.
 
For months, drivers passed the odd collection of structures on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in Central City, wondering what they were for. It has now been revealed that an open air food court called Roux Carré will occupy the spot, previously a vacant lot. Earlier reports had indicated it would be a gathering of local food trucks, but as the project progressed it became a more permanent installation. Slated to open in mid-October, Roux Carré so far has enlisted vendors selling food products ranging from traditional New Orleans specialties (red beans and rice, gumbo) to Jamaican recipes and pupusas. Also included will be a Yaka Mein vendor and a juice and Popsicle bar. True to New Orleans form, there will even be a stage for live music shows. Roux CarrĂ©, 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113, no phone.
 

News Bytes

Expansion Plans for Cochon
It will be quite a feat, but Cochon chef Stephen Stryjewski reports that the restaurant will be closed for only a few days when it adds 3,200 new square feet of dining and kitchen space, which is set to double the size of the popular Warehouse District eatery. Included will be seating for private group functions as well as room for tables to accommodate larger parties. Last year, the adjacent Cochon Butcher expanded into a next-door building. Cochon’s expansion is set to debut in December. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. Cochon, 930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-588-2123.
 

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Closings

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