Midnight Noodle opens inside Catahoula Hotel

The noodle restaurant opens June 30
Chinese-inspired, plant-based pop-up Midnight Noodle is taking over the kitchen at Catahoula Hotel (914 Union St., 504-603-2442; www.catahoulahotel.com) at the end of June.   The mostly vegan venture from chef Melvin Stovall will serve dinner at the Central Business District hotel beginning June 30.

Former August chef to open Warbucks restaurant coming to Uptown

Todd Pulsinelli to open casual restaurant on Magazine
Todd Pulsinelli made a name for himself as the executive chef of August, chef/restaurateur John Besh's fine dining flagship restaurant in the Central Business District. Pulsinelli is departing to open his own restaurant in early fall at 3218 Magazine St., the spot formerly occupied by Italian restaurant Amici.

Barracuda taco restaurant to open in Uptown

Chef Brett Jones to open taco spot on Tchoupitoulas
Chef Brett Jones will open taco restaurant Barracuda at 3984 Tchoupitoulas St. this fall.   The casual eatery will occupy a small space near Constantinople Street, with a large outdoor dining area.

Last call at City Park's Morning Call?

The park awards its beignet stand spot to Cafe du Monde
There will soon be a new name serving the beignets and cafe au lait in New Orleans City Park. Cafe du Monde has been awarded the contract to run a beignet parlor in the park's Casino Building, replacing its historic rival, Morning Call Coffee Stand.

La Provence closes after nearly 50 years

Chef Eric Hunter announces closure of the longtime French restaurant in Lacombe
La Provence, the landmark French restaurant in Lacombe, has closed after nearly half a century in business.   Its last regular service was in April.

Fullblast Brunch to open in Mid-City

The brunch spot opens in the former Ruby Slipper space
The restaurant Fullblast Brunch (139 S. Cortez St.) will open as early as this week in the corner building that previously was the home of The Ruby Slipper Cafe's flagship location. Ruby Slipper opened a new Mid-City location nearby on S. Broad Street early this year.

Insomnia Cookies to open in Uptown

Cookie delivery business comes to New Orleans
Curbing midnight munchies will get easier when Insomnia Cookies (www.insomniacookies.com) opens in Uptown later this year.   The cookie-delivery hub will open its first local store at 7527 Maple St.

Dong Phuong bakery ordered to pay back wages

Restaurant told to pay overtime wages
Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery (14207 Chef Menteur Highway, 504-254-1568; www.dpbakeshop.com) has been ordered to pay $127,128 in back wages to 43 employees, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.   Investigators found that the New Orleans East bakery and restaurant violated overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by paying employees straight time for all of the hours they worked and failed to compensate them with overtime when they worked more than 40 hours in a work week.

Chef Chris DeBarr now at Revel

Creative chef joins kitchen of Mid-City cocktail haunt
Chef Chris DeBarr is now running the kitchen at Revel (133 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-309-6122; www.revelcafeandbar.com), Chris and Laura McMillian's Mid-City cocktail haunt.   Barman and co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, The McMillians opened the bar in early 2016.

French Quarter restaurant Angeline to close June 3

Chef/owner Alex Harrell hopes to relocate
Chef Alex Harrell's stunning contemporary Southern restaurant Angeline (1032 Chartres St., 504-308-3106; www.angelinenola.com) will close its French Quarter location June 3. Harrell says he will reopen the restaurant at a new location.

Longway Tavern opens in French Quarter

The gastropub with classic drinks and small bites
In the 1920s, the home of writer Roark Bradford and his wife Mary Rose was known to many artists in New Orleans as a place where they could wind down with a drink or a snack — a last stop before heading home for the evening. Writers Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner were known to knock on the door of 719 Toulouse St. in search of good company, spirits and sustenance.

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience returns May 23-27

There are wine tastings, dinners and activities and more
The 26th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (www.nowfe.com) is May 23-27. The food and wine extravaganza includes a smorgasbord of drinking and dining events, educational seminars and activities.


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