LUCKY 7: Profiles of Seven Newly Opened New Orleans Restaurants

We are very proud to be included in the list of seven restaurants that have opened in New Orleans since last Jazz Fest that OffBeat.com thinks are worth a visit.

Upper Nine Doughnut Company (2900 Chartres St., Thur-Sat 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; 2604 Magazine St., Sat 8 a.m. ’til) Although the beignet will never be supplanted as the city’s signature breakfast sweet, New Orleans is in the midst of a doughnut renaissance fueled by creative confectioners expanding beyond the glazed and raspberry filled. At Upper Nine Doughnut Company, the namesake treats are handcrafted from a yeast dough as light as a feather, allowing for patrons to consume more than one without guilt (or gluten) weighing them down. Plus, narrowing down to just one doughnut is a daunting task when you have to choose between a filling of strawberries and creole cream cheese mousse or a dip in fine dark chocolate followed by a topping of pink Himalayan salted caramel. After starting as a Saturday morning pop-up inside Tracey’s on Magazine Street, Upper Nine recently migrated closer toward the area of the city from where it draws its name, taking over the kitchen at the Sound Café from Thursday to Saturday. Early risers can still get their Saturday morning fix at Tracey’s starting at 8:00 a.m.

Credit: OffBeat.com by Peter Thriffiley and Elsa Hahne

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