Charcoal distinguishes itself in a crowded burger scene with meats that range from antelope to salmon on a choose-your-own-adventure menu.
Wayfare offers a likewise adventurous version of a deli, with sandwiches and salads that draw inspiration from Cuban, Vietnamese and other cuisines, reports Gambit’s Ian McNulty.
On the horizon, Noodle & Pie hopes to open in mid-May in the space left open when Reginelli’s moved across Magazine Street, reports Susan Langenhennig of The Times-Picayune. The concept began as a pop-up in Dante’s Kitchen and combines a specialty ramen shop with homemade pies, Langenhennig reports.
Finally, neighborhood staple Franky & Johnny’s on Arabella has closed, with the Morreale family that owns it evicting the Cortello family that operated it, and the Morreales vowing to renovate and reopen on Arabella while the Cortellos pledge to reopen elsewhere, in another report by Langenhennig.