2022’s new culinary arrivals so far, from famous barbecue to fresh brews

Restaurants are back. After new openings slowed in 2020 and 2021, the local industry is a flurry of activity once again. The first six months of 2022 have already seen a slew of debuts by new restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops. Here are a few that opened between January and June. And the year’s not over yet—there’s plenty to look forward to later this summer and in the fall. Eat up. 




Where: 3739 Perkins Road

When: April

A new chapter was added to Jubans’ storied local history earlier this year. After a prolonged pandemic closure, the Louisiana classic was reimagined with a floor-to-ceiling renovation. The interior is divided into stylishly themed rooms and bars, including the Tigre Room, a dashing space with library shelves stacked with books and digitally rendered paintings of local sports figures. The menu got a delicious update, too, courtesy celeb chef Chris Motto. jubans.com



Spoke & Hub

Spoke & Hub

Where: 5412 Government St.

When: February

The cycling-themed concept from City Group Hospitality is a welcome addition to an increasingly pedestrian-friendly Mid City. The restaurant is equipped with bike racks, cycling merch and a designated bike maintenance area. But you don’t have to be a cyclist to appreciate its imaginative, diner-style dishes—or its secret speakeasy’s craft cocktails. spokeandhubbr.com


Photo by Jordan Hefler / Courtesy Supper Club

Supper Club

When: May

Where: 10480 Perkins Road

This new concept from Walk-On’s CEO Brandon Landry is the place to see and be seen. Inspired by uber-chic restaurants in Las Vegas and Miami, the luxe interior was designed to the nines. (And it expects diners to be, too—cocktail attire is strongly encouraged.) Sink into your leather chair, and get ready for a night of ultra fine dining and top-notch people watching, all soundtracked by a live DJ. thesupperclubbtr.com



The Shed

The Shed

Where: 7477 Burbank Drive

When: June

Barbecue devotees will no longer have to road trip to Mississippi for a taste of one of the South’s top-rated ’cue spots. At the famous eatery’s second location, The Shed Pit Master Robert Erwin smokes signature ribs, brisket, turkey and chicken wings in an atmosphere bedecked in quirky antiques and travel memorabilia. And since the new restaurant has taken over the old home of The Oasis, patrons can enjoy the sandy volleyball courts, too. Just beachy. theshedbbq.com

Lotus Lounge. Photo by Collin Richie



Agile Brewing
Agile Brewing

14141 Airline Highway, Suite 4J


2963 Government St.

Lotus Lounge

5050 Government St. (inside Soji: Modern Asian)

The Main Lobby

668 Main St.

Coffee & tea shops

SoGo Tea Bar

662 Jefferson Highway (inside Red Stick Spice Co.)

The Cottage Cafe and Tea Room

10443 Joor Road


The Blues Cafe Bar & Grill

320 Third St.

The Lounge

2 Raphael Semmes Road (at LSU)

Big Bad Bites

2705 Louisiana 30 W., Gonzales

Rock Paper Taco

166 W. Chimes St. (Perkins Road location coming soon)


Counterspace BR owner Sarah Joy Hays
CounterSpaceBR (new location)

7575 Jefferson Highway, Suite D

Gail’s Fine Ice Cream

3025 Perkins Road

Food trucks

Aliye Belle’s SnowBalls


Lucky Dogs – Downtown Baton Rouge


Tastea | Bubble Tea & Korean Corndogs


This article was originally published in the July 2022 issue of 225 magazine.