Junction, the Bywater's hotly anticipated new tavern and pub food outpost, is prepping to open its doors late this summer at 3021 St. Claude Avenue according to managing partner Lloyd Miller.
"We're working hard and hope to have the doors open by the first of August," said Miller.
While a chef hasn't been officially selected, the menu will focus around elevated bar fare, with 100% grass-fed beef burgers (which will have "railroad-inspired regional flavor profiles"), wings and hearty salads.
The project is a collaboration between Miller (formerly of Molly's at the Market) and Jim and Alana Monaghan, who own Molly's and Frenchmen Street staple 13 Monaghan.
Classic cocktails and craft beers (more than 40 on tap) will be a primary focus, with food options crafted to pair nicely with the tavern's drink offerings.
"We're putting a lot of thought into a menu that's well-executed but not complicated," said Miller. "I'm excited about what we have in store for the neighborhood."
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Update: Junction has named Abe Lemoine as Kitchen Manager. Lemoine most recently helped redesign the menu at Howlin' Wolf Den.