Cloud 9 Bistro
Cloud 9 Bistro focuses on Belgian waffles, and specifically the rich, brioche-like variety from Liège. Owner Mark O’Donnell imports the batter from the home country, where he also purchased the waffle iron. The restaurant opened with a small menu of breakfast items, sandwiches and salads, but by now should have a liquor license and expanded offerings. Cloud 9 Bistro, 3138 Magazine St., entrance is on 9th, open daily from 8 to 3, 702-9514.
Hummus & More
Hummus & More recently opened a second location; the first having opened in Metairie in 2015. The menu features the standards of local “Middle Eastern” restaurants, with wrinkles such as nachos made with pita chips and an eggplant crab cake with a creamy Parmesan sauce. Hummus & More, 7724 Maple St., open daily 11 to 8 on Sunday, 11 to 9 Monday through Thursday, and 11 to 10 Friday and Saturday, 314-0010.
I have fond memories of visiting the original Deanie’s location in Bucktown as a kid, and this month a new location is opening in the Garden District spot formerly occupied by Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar. The new place will have an oyster bar in addition to their classic menu. Deanie’s, 2200 Magazine St., open Monday through Thursday from 11 to 9, until 11 on Friday and Saturday, 962-7759.