The team behind District: Donuts.Sliders.Brew (2209 Magazine St., 504-570-6945; www.donutsandsliders.com) and offshoot District: Hand Pie & Coffee Bar (5637 Magazine St., 504-313-1316; www.districtcoffeebar.com) will open a new location in Lakeview this summer on the corner of Louis XIV Street and Harrison Avenue. It will have the same menu and concept as the Donuts.Sliders.Brew spot, says co-owner Chris Audler.
Audler lives in Lakeview and says the Harrison Avenue spot was attractive for the neighborhood vibe and family-friendly atmosphere.
"It's going to be pretty much the same menu and mentality," Audler says. "We'll be trying out a few new creative things, but it will be very much in the same style — same bar seating, same layout, same wide-open kitchen."
In addition to the donuts, sliders and breakfast items, the shop will serve coffee drinks from Athens, Georgia roasters 1000 Faces Coffee, soda drinks and fresh-squeezed juices.
District: Donut.Sliders.Brew opened in October 2013 focusing on creative donuts (maple Sriracha, olive oil and rosemary, banana split) and sliders, such as a fried chicken with sweet and spicy slaw and candied jalapeno, or a pork belly sandwich on a waffle bun with garlic and anise-flavored Creole mustard. A year later, the team opened District: Hand Pie & Coffee Bar on upper Magazine Street selling sweet and savory versions of the portable filled pastry. The company also runs a separate commissary kitchen for off-site events and the mobile District Streetcar.