New Orleans restaurant unveils new menu, decor, drinks
A new menu and decor has been unveiled at the restaurant that was the home of the pioneers in the early 20th century.
“I’m honored and thrilled that my hometown will be home to the best of our region, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to be here,” said owner Mark Stiles.
Stiles opened the new restaurant in October 2017 in an old-style colonial-era building that houses a barbershop and a grocery store.
“There’s nothing like going back to a place that’s been in the same family for generations,” said Stiles, a former head chef at the legendary White Castle in New York City.
“This is a place where people have been coming to for generations.”
Stiles said he plans to open the restaurant on the former site of a post office.
He said he is hoping to open a new restaurant on that property, which he acquired in 2016 for $200,000.
Stories about the pioneers from the 1890s to the 1920s will be on the menu.
“We’re hoping to have something for everyone, and not just people who want to go out for brunch or a quick bite,” he said.
The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“When you’re here you feel like you’re part of something special,” said restaurant manager Emily Nunez.
“It’s a celebration of all the hard work and the sacrifices that we’ve made.”
The restaurant will offer three courses of the traditional colonial-style dishes: a sweet potato pie, a savory pork belly stew, and a classic southern pork belly.
The new menu also includes the first-ever French and African-American cocktails.
Stables said the restaurant’s new location is more than just a place to eat, “we’re going to be a celebration.”
Stable said his inspiration for opening the restaurant came after he went to the White House to talk to President Donald Trump about creating jobs.
“At the end of the day, this is the people that made this country what it is today,” he explained.
“What you’re seeing now is the result of a lot of hard work, and that’s what I hope to do.”
The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.