The Baton Rouge boom of restaurants isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Here’s a list of some exciting restaurants and expansions that are scheduled for 2015.
Curbside/Barcadia. Nick Hufft’s heavenly burgers have been on the mind of Baton Rougeans since he left. Delays and construction woes hit Curbside’s 2014 return, which will be a part of Barcadia in the former Mexican restaurant Serranos Salsa Company on Highland Road. The New Year looks like a sure thing for the beloved burger restaurant to make its return.
Crispy Catch. The former Kean’s Dry Cleaning building near the Perkins Road overpass isn’t going to be a new Tony’s Seafood. Rather, it will be a fast-casual restaurant from some of the members of the same family. The menu includes fried fish, boudin “poppers” and fish tacos. This is sure to be the next best thing in the overpass area. With a limited menu, it looks like the owners are positioning themselves to become the next Raising Cane’s.
Twine. Personal chef Steven Diehl’s meat market was set to open in the fall in Mid City. However, Diehl and his wife are looking for a new location, and potential customers are still foaming at the mouth.
Bin 77 expansion. Perkins Rowe’s classiest/best restaurant will double its size by spring, taking over the former location of The Wine Loft right next door. Though Chef David Dickensauge has remained quiet on what will take place in the new space, patrons can’t wait.
Kolache Kitchen. Will Edwards’ LSU staple is coming to the Bocage area. A Jefferson Highway location is set for possible spring opening, and there might even be more menu items.
Chicory Coffee. A drive-thru coffee shop from chef David Walker is set to open in 2015 on Government Street across from Calandro’s Supermarket.
Tiger Deaux-nuts. Jeff Herman’s donut shop has moved from the former Hemingway’s cigar and tobacco shop on Jefferson Highway to the former Rocco’s Poboys on Government Street. Those wanting Herman’s maple bacon king cakes and donuts shouldn’t have to wait too much longer.
Modern Meals. Marcy David and Ashley Munnerlyn’s fast, fit food concept should be up and running by the beginning of 2015 in the Modern Block development on Government Street, next door to Denicola’s.
The Velvet Cactus. The Baton Rouge location of the New Orleans restaurant could come as soon as mid-January on Old Hammond Highway near its intersection with Jefferson Highway.