Chef Duke LoCicero, best known for his now-closed French Quarter Italian restaurant, Café Giovanni, has opened Dab’s Bistro, in Metairie. It’s a “New Orleans bistro,” but long-time fans of LoCicero’s cooking will recognize many of the dishes on offer, and Italian cuisine is still front and center. 3401 North Hullen, Metairie; Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 – 10 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday 5 p.m. until 2 a.m., 581-8511; dabsbistro.com.
Acropolis Greek Cuisine
Acropolis Greek Cuisine has opened a second location in New Orleans. The popular Mediterranean spot joins a seemingly ever-growing number of restaurants on Freret Street. In addition to Greek standards such as gyros, souvlaki, moussaka and saganaki, the menu includes 9-inch pizzas, wraps and a number of customizable salads. 4510 Freret Street,; Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 309-0069; acropoliscuisine.com.
Galaxie Tacos has opened in the Bywater serving a short list of Oaxacan and Mexico City-style tacos, quesadillas and sides. The restaurant imports corn from Mexico and makes their torillas by hand, daily. The restaurant touts pork that’s cooked on a vertical rotisserie for the tacos al pastor and offers a wide selection of Mezcal, frozen drinks and classic cocktails. 3060 St. Claude Avenue; Sunday and Tuesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 827-1443; galaxietacos.com.