A new “Rat Pack” era-themed restaurant and bar opens its doors in the Warehouse District. Flamingo A-Go-Go takes over the spot previously occupied by Warehouse Grill at the corner of Magazine Street and St. Joseph Street.
The new restaurant from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts combines world-class cuisine with a fun, party atmosphere.
Creole Cuisine’s chief executive officer Marv Ammari says the main attraction is the restaurant’s playful environment throughout the oversized bar and courtyard areas.
The large courtyard has been revamped into a party space with a cabana with a water feature and a military truck that has been converted into a 24-top party table. The restaurant plans to host crawfish boils and outdoor movies reminiscent of old drive-ins. Larger than life games like Connect Four and Twister will be on hand to entertain diners. The bar will feature beers, wines and cocktails on tap.
Since the closing of Warehouse Grill, the building has been through an extensive renovation. The owners enlisted local artists, Becky Fos and Luis Colmenares to transform the space into a “mid-century kitsch” style restaurant full of vibrant colors. Fos’ pop art adorns the walls while Colmenares’ sculpture is an eye-catching centerpiece.
The menu features a variety of small plates, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees. Featured items are crawfish lettuce wraps, queso “flamingo” dip, Aegean tuna avocado salad, Jamaican jerk burger, an assortment of flatbreads, tortilla crusted Gulf fish and panéed pork chops.
“New Orleans is made for a place like this. It’s high-class, and low-brow. A fabulous place to come be yourself and enjoy one of the most playful environments in New Orleans,” Ammari said.
The restaurant is placing plastic yard flamingos all over town to promote the new restaurant. Restaurant representatives say locals who post a picture of the flamingos to social media can get a free drink.
Flamingo A-Go-Go opens Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday the restaurant opens from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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