Mr. John’s Expands Into Desi Vega’s Steakhouse
Desi Vega, the managing partner of Mr. John’s Steakhouse, and his partners have opened the Desi Vega Steakhouse in the Central Business District. Situated in the site of the former Mike’s on the Avenue, it presents a classic steakhouse menu with Creole favorites. Vega explains that after turning too many people away on a regular basis, they realized they needed a second location. An alumnus of Commander’s Palace, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Emeril’s, Vega promises both locations will deliver on warm hospitality, first-class service and unforgettable food.
Summertime Specials at Landry’s
400 N. Peters St., 558-0038; 8000 Lakeshore Drive, 283-1010; LandrysSeafood.com
Landry’s Seafood restaurants are adding some Summertime Specials to their menus. Items such as Avery Island Shrimp, Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Captain Jimmy’s Bayou Shrimp and Crab, Crab-Stuffed Creole Tomato, Peppered Shrimp and Balsamic Strawberries and Artichoke with Texas Shrimp Salad, will be available at both the Lakeshore Drive and French Quarter locations. In addition an amped up Barbecue Shrimp and Firecracker Shrimp have become permanent fixtures on the menu and are already top sellers. The French Quarter location, which has live music on Fridays, is joining the Lakeshore Drive restaurant in starting a daily 4 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour, making it easier than ever to enjoy the long summer nights.
Gallagher’s, Where Surf or Turf is a Hard Choice
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992, GallaghersGrill.com
Pat Gallagher is looking forward to summer … once again he’ll be offering the widest selection of fresh Gulf seafood on a daily basis, at his Gallagher’s Grill and Courtyard restaurant in Covington. The fish dishes will have to beat out the prime sizzling steaks, soups and salads on an extensive menu that includes some original Gallagher signature dishes such as grilled quail and lamb chops. A Northshore veteran chef of 30 years, Gallagher offers patrons white tablecloth ambience, a casual wood lined bar and patio dining all in one location.