Ignatius Eatery (3121 Magazine St., 896-0242) recently completed a nine-block move down Magazine Street, taking over the former location of the Rue de la Course coffee shop. The move greatly expands the restaurant's size, and it returns alcohol service to an operation that originally served beer and wine but later ran into licensing problems.
The choice of where to relocate the restaurant must have been easy. Ignatius and Rue de la Course are both owned by Jerry Roppolo, who opened the first Rue de la Course in 1993 and built it into what had been a citywide chain. The Ignatius move means there's now just a single Rue de la Course (1140 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-4343).
Ignatius serves lunch and dinner Thursday through Monday, and brunch on weekends. The menu is largely the same, with choices like roast beef po-boys, shrimp remoulade po-boys, shrimp Creole and boudin meatloaf.