The Dough Bowl closes, Jeff Baron to bring back pizza and burger concept to the Boot

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The late-night pizza shop The Dough Bowl has closed. Jeff Baron, formerly of Crescent Pie & Sausage Co., is consulting with the owners of The Boot Bar & Grill about a pizza and burger concept, which could open this summer. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • The late-night pizza shop The Dough Bowl has closed. Jeff Baron, formerly of Crescent Pie & Sausage Co., is consulting with the owners of The Boot Bar & Grill about a pizza and burger concept, which could open this summer.

The Dough Bowl, the late-night pizza shop next to Uptown watering hole The Boot Bar & Grill (1039 Broadway St., 504-866-9008) has closed, an employee at the bar confirmed.

Jeff Baron, who ran the restaurant for more than a decade before selling it to Matt Clark in 2013, will work with the Boot team on a new burger and pizza concept. Baron, who ran Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. and Pizzicare in Mid-City until closing both businesses last summer, says he’s “very excited” about bringing pizza back to the Boot clientele.

 It was not immediately clear what prompted the move and Clark was not available for comment.

“I missed that line of people waiting around the block, the constant crowd. We had a pretty strong following for the pizza then and I’m looking forward to bringing that back,” Baron said. 

Burgers, fries and pizzas will all be made fresh in-house, Baron said, and bread will be supplied by Dong Phuong.

Baron also will be collaborating with another local New Orleans chef on a Latin American menu at the Palms Bar & Grill, which is operated by the same owners as the Boot.

“It’s likely going to be a Latin American-style cantina: pupusas, tamales, empanadas, that sort of thing,” Baron said.

Boot regulars may have to wait a few months before the new pizza shop opens.
 
“Hopefully before school starts,” Baron joked. “There’s still a lot of work to be done." 


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