This would already be a fairly slow time for restaurants, but of course we are beset at the moment. Nevertheless several restaurants have news that I can relate. Please support them.
Sylvain and Meauxbar, both operated by LeBLANC + SMITH, are starting happy hours Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. I have always enjoyed both places, and Sylvain in particular is blessed with a significant amount of patio space. I haven’t sampled the cocktails either restaurant is offering, but it appears the standards are done with excellent ingredients, cost $7 and come with chili roasted almonds.
Sylvain is currently open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Meauxbar from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., both Wednesday through Sunday. Neither have a full menu, but what’s available looks good to me.
Ralph’s on the Park is offering family style meals to go as a Labor Day special. You’ll need to order by tomorrow, they say, to pick up on the 7th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., but the meals sound good and you get a starter, two entrees, four sides and a pie for $65. Here’s the menu:
Chilled Gulf Shrimp Dip with crackers + pickles
Braised Boneless Short Ribs with red wine and veal glaze
Herb-Marinated Bone-In Chicken Quarter
Andouille Dirty Rice
Fingerling Potato Salad
Freshly Baked Cornbread
Dessert (choose 1 pie):
Blueberry Crumble, Key Lime or Pecan Pie.
Dooky Chase’s restaurant opened for service recently, as reported by Ian McNulty in The Advocate. The restaurant’s website isn’t current, I think, as it still advertises the buffet, but the food will still be delicious, and with the advantage that you can eat it now. I suspect they’ll bring the buffet back when they can, because it was one of the rare exceptions to the general rule that you can’t do great food in a buffet.
I hope you and yours are safe and have enough to eat.