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Thursday, February 11, 2016

St. Roch Market adds new vendors

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 3:20 PM

click to enlarge St. Roch Market adds vendors Bittersweet Confections and Good Bird this week. - COURTESY BITTERSWEET CONFECTIONS
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  • St. Roch Market adds vendors Bittersweet Confections and Good Bird this week.


St. Roch Market
(2381 St. Claude Ave.) is adding two members to its cast of food vendors. Bittersweet Confections and Good Bird both open this week at the  food hall.

Good Bird focuses on rotisserie chicken served on sandwiches and salads, paired Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sides. Eventually the vendor will serve breakfast. 

“The idea is to revolve around really well-sourced, good chicken,” said Leo Sloan, Good Bird’s chef and owner. “I think people are moving away from meat in general and especially red meat. We want it to be good. Chicken is a really lean, healthy protein when it’s done right.”

Sloan is sourcing chickens from Springer Mountain Farms in Georgia where the free-range birds are raised antibiotic- and hormone-free.

Sloan hails from New York, where he worked at several Mario Batali restaurants. He moved to New Orleans a year ago and worked at Peche until recently. The Good Bird idea had been on his back burner for several years while Sloan experimented with the concept through pop-ups both in New York and New Orleans.

Good Bird will be open during regular business hours at St. Roch Market beginning this weekend.

Also new, local sweets and pastry shop Bittersweet Confections is replacing Donna Maloney’s The Sweet Spot, which recently left the market to focus on catering. The new market stall, an outpost of the Warehouse District confectioner (725 Magazine St., 504-523-2626) will serve an abbreviated selection of cakes, cookies, pastries.

Proprietor Cheryl Scripter says her stall will focus on breakfast in addition to stocking a full pastry case. Muffins, croissants, cinnamon rolls, bagel bombs and breakfast sandwiches will all be served beginning at 7 a.m. 

For more information, visit the market’s page here.

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