News From the Kitchen
Flying Pig, Good Bird And Osaka Kohai
10 oz. Pork Chop
The Flying Pig
The Flying Pig also opened late this year on Prytania Street, serving a menu heavy on Southern classics including shrimp and grits, pimento mac and cheese and fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade. Caribbean-style fried chicken, pigeon peas and chicken marinated in rum, allspice, garlic and scotch bonnet chiles before being roasted attest to Island influences. Chef Rob Vance, who owns the restaurant with his wife Katrina, have opened a comfortable, welcoming spot that’s a great addition to the neighborhood.
4920 Prytania St., Tue.- Fri., 11-9, and 9-9, Sat.-Sun., 644-2982, TheFlyingPigCafe.com.
A few months ago, Good Bird took over the tiny space at 5031 Freret Street, the first location of Dat Dog and Liberty Cheesteaks. Good Bird, which started in the St. Roch Market, specializes in rotisserie chicken. The menu includes sandwiches such as the Larry Bird (rotisserie chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado on ciabatta) and salads such as the Eagle Street (arugula, kale, chicken, pecans, currants, parmesan cheese and lemon vinaigrette). Vegetarian options make up around one-third of the menu, and breakfast options include bowls, toasts and smoothies.
Tue.-Sun., 9 to 9, 5031 Freret St..516-2307, Goodbirdnola.com.
The Flying Pig occupies the spot where Kyoto once served sushi. A former chef at Kyoto, Kanetha Chau, recently brought sushi back to that stretch of Prytania with Osaka Kohai. The menu is standard for Japanese restaurants in New Orleans, with a selection of cooked and raw appetizers, lunch specials and entrees, as well as a few salads and noodle dishes. Wine, beer and sake are available, as well as “rainbow” teas similar to bubble teas found at many Vietnamese restaurants.
4821 Prytania St. Sun., Tues.-Thurs., 11-9 and until 10, Fri.-Sat., 372-4135, OsakaKohai.com.