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CellarDoor now serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday 

  The Warehouse District's newest gastropub, CellarDoor (916 Lafayette St., 504-383-5583;, now serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

  The menu is extensive and internationally flavored. Philippines-inspired garlic rice masubi features soft scrambled eggs, Spam, miso caramel, wild mushroom lumpia frites and papaya-cucumber sunomono. There also are more familiar locally inspired dishes, such as the Breaux Bridge brunch, featuring crawfish boudin, mushroom mornay, cauliflower popcorn, chicken skin crackling and pimiento cheese biscuit.

  The restaurant boasts one of the most generous and massive lists of brunch cocktails in the city, including $15 bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers, bloody marys and greyhounds.

  A small menu devoted to fizzes is intriguing. The drinks are described as combining, "a shot of spirit, citrus, sugar, soda [and] poetic license served in a beautiful 7.2-ounce Charles Schumann Delmonico." Spirit options include whiskey, Scotch and gin — and Orange Julius makes a curious appearance.

  CellarDoor is blocks from the Superdome for those considering tailgating, but for those not going to the game, there are gigantic television screens where you can watch the action.


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