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New Wine Bar Coming to Lakeside Mall

13:00 July 22, 2021
By: Mary Grace Granito

Lakeside Shopping Center is the primary shopping location for the city of New Orleans. Folks of all ages, from all across the Gulf Coast enjoy the variety of stores, family events, and dining options it has to offer. Lakeside is also widely known for its local feel with food favorites like Café Du Monde, Chez Pierre, and Raising Cane's.

The newest addition to their dining menu is no different: a wine bar and café brought to you by New Orleans's own Creole Cuisine. Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is the culinary establishment behind many popular local spots such as Flamingo-A-Go-Go, Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard, as well as Gumbo Ya-Ya. The new restaurant will be located across from the Apple Store, providing small bites, cocktails, and a tempting wine menu; A perfect place to relax after a day of shopping or meeting up with friends for happy hour. It is expected to open in the fall of 2021 and will be the second Creole Cuisine restaurant in Lakeside, following their Italian eatery which opened last year, a Tavola. Continuing to implement the personal touch of New Orleans style in Lakeside Shopping Center is what sets it apart from other locations of social gathering. It is also what makes it a cultural hub, as well as an economic one.

Those involved in the restaurant business are excited about the revitalization this could bring to both establishments after the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. "Opening a new concept at Lakeside Shopping Center is very exciting," Marv Ammari, CEO of Creole Cuisine, said. "It's a positive sign of regrowth following a very challenging year." Now that many are finally ready to return to social gatherings, it is the perfect time to provide an additional site for people to eat, drink, and relax.

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