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Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House is Open and Ready to Expand

Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar and Fish House, 3117 21st St., Metairie, 833-6310, MrEdsOysterBar.com

Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House is open and renovations are complete. The restaurant, which had been the site of Bozo’s since 1979, is the newest addition to Mr. Ed’s Restaurant Group and fulfills a lifelong dream by Ed McIntyre: to own an oyster bar. The new décor and menu is a tribute to the previous owners and clientele, and offers fresh, local raw oysters as well as oysters prepared in the most popular styles. The gumbo, poor boys, salads and hot plates complete a varied menu. A second location at 512 Bienville St. in the French Quarter is set to open in May.

– Mirella Cameran


Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails in FQ tempts with new lunch options

Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails, 337 Chartres St., 598-5005, CocktailBarNewOrleans.com

The recently opened French Quarter restaurant Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails is now open for lunch as well as dinner with an extended happy hour in-between. Chef Greg Sonnier will oversee a lunch service Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Half-priced brews, wines by the glass and $8 appetizers will also be available from 2 to 7 p.m. No time to stop? Counter by Kingfish, a market and deli located next door, is a takeout way to enjoy the robust flavors and reinterpretations of Louisiana classics for which Sonnier’s team has quickly gained a reputation.

– Mirella Cameran


Whiskey Dinner Series at Tivoli & Lee Restaurant in The Hotel Modern

Tivoli & Lee, Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, 962-0909, TivoliAndLee.com

Tivoli & Lee in the Hotel Modern has introduced a whiskey dinner series. The restaurant’s “Whiskey Evangelist” Kimberly Patton-Bragg and its executive chef Marcus Woodham created a revolving series of dinners with complementary whiskey pairings at each course. Major distilleries from the South are collaborating with the series including High West, Jim Beam, Bulleit and Heaven Hill. Reservations are recommended and more information is available at TivoliAndLee.com/events.

– Mirella Cameran


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