Empanadas, poke bowlS, an Indian Dosa Concept and craft cocktails are among items that will be offered at Auction House Market (801 Magazine St.; www.auctionhousemarket.com) when it opens next month. Six new vendors have been announced for the Warehouse District food hub.
Aloha Lei (www.facebook.com/alohaleisushi), a sushi and poke concept from couple Tracey Davenport and Dave Kirtland, was inspired by their trips to Hawaii. Dishes will include poke bowls, traditional sushi and creative sushi rolls, including a Creole-inspired redfish and spicy crawfish roll.
Mediterranean concept Alpha is from Egyptian couple Chris and Sandy Minias, who have been working the local festival and fair circuit for several years. Its menu will include traditional and modern Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes such as hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, gyros, fattoush salad and glazed baklava.
Tava (www.facebook.com/tavaindianstreetfood), an Indian dosa concept from chef Manish Patel, will offer an eclectic selection of the pancakelike dish with a variety of flavors and fillings. A chaat dosa made with garbanzo beans will be served with a tamarind and date chutney, and the menu will include dishes such as lamb topped with mango relish and mint yogurt sauce and shrimp topped with toasted coconut and coconut-cilantro sauce.
A number of St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813; www.strochmarket.com) vendors have joined the project. Creative empanada concept Empanola (www.facebook.com/empanolaempanadas), will move from St. Roch Market to the Auction House. Confectioner Cheryl Scripter's Bittersweet Confections (725 Magazine St., 504-523-2626; www.bittersweetconfections.com) will open a third location and sell a similar spread of baked goods, specialty cakes, pastries and desserts. Breakfast items including French toast and breakfast sandwiches also will be offered. Cocktail hub and wine bar The Mayhaw (www.facebook.com/themayhaw) will open a second location at the new hall.
The market, a joint venture between the St. Roch Market team and Felicity Property Co. (www.felicitypropertyco.com), is set to open in March. — HELEN FREUND