Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe gets green light to apply for liquor license

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The owners of Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe are applying to sell alcohol at the Uptown breakfast and brunch spot. - COURTESY PANOLA STREET CAFE/FACEBOOK
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  • The owners of Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe are applying to sell alcohol at the Uptown breakfast and brunch spot.
 
Uptown brunches might get a little more festive at Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe (7801 Panola St., 504-455-2266) now that the neighborhood spot got the green light from New Orleans City Council to apply for a liquor permit.

On Thursday, city council members approved a conditional use request from the restaurant’s owners. The restaurant has yet to apply for the actual permit to sell alcohol, but owner Vince Riccobono all but assured that will happen “very soon.”

Riccobono said the plan is to sell a select number of cocktails, but that it’s doubtful the spot will stock a full bar.

“It’s a nice cafe. Our plan is to have bloody marys, mimosas, maybe a few beers and wine — specialty drinks that could accommodate a nice meal or a Sunday brunch,” he said.

The Riccobono family owns Mid-City’s Café Navarre and the Peppermill, in Metairie. 


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