Restaurant news: Shake Sugary moves, La Mansion opens


Baked eggs Sardou and huevos rancheros are on the new breakfast menu at Bywater bakery Shake Sugary. - COURTESY SHAKE SUGARY
  • Baked eggs Sardou and huevos rancheros are on the new breakfast menu at Bywater bakery Shake Sugary.

Bywater bakery Shake Sugary (3304 St. Claude Ave., 504-355-9345) is now open for business at a new location.

Baker Dawn and her husband Bob Snead started their downtown sweet shop — named for an Elizabeth Cotten song — in 2011, selling pastries and baked goods out of a small corner space in the 3600 block of St. Claude Avenue. On Aug. 1, the team moved into new, bigger digs in a refurbished double at the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Piety Street, a move which doubled their space and allows them to offer a larger menu. 

Popular items include maple bacon sweet potato biscuits, lemon berry scones and pecan sticky rolls and there is a wide swath of vegan cookies, cakes, cupcakes and brownies available upon request.

New on the menu are brunch dishes conceived by Cafe Hope’s executive chef Joel Brown, including huevos rancheros, vegan and gluten-free biscuits and gravy, gluten-free griddle cakes served with homemade jam and baked eggs Sardou, in which creamed spinach and artichoke hearts are topped with two eggs and cheese before getting baked in the oven.

A lunch menu of sandwiches and quiches is still being finalized.

Shake Sugary is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit the bakery’s website here. 

Partners Edwin Guzman and Veronica Cardona opened La Mansion (724 Dublin St., 504-249-5830) Aug. 1 in Riverbend. The casual eatery serves Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. Guzman and Cardona both hail from Mexico. Cardona, a recent transplant to New Orleans, worked for 22 years at a restaurant in Boerne, Texas also called La Mansion and helped design the menu to feature dishes evocative of the Mexican cuisine found in southeastern Texas. 

The simple and short no-frills menu is comprised mostly of Tex-Mex staples such as nachos and enchiladas and also features Honduran baleadas, thick flour tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, avocado and cheese.

Also on the menu: breakfasts served with refried beans and tortillas, including chilaquiles, lightly fried corn tortilla chips topped with sunny side-up eggs, beans, shredded cheese and ranchero sauce.

La Mansion is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

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