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Liberty's Kitchen is part of the ReFresh Project in Mid-City



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  Liberty's Kitchen (300 N. Broad St., 504-822-4011;, a nonprofit that provides restaurant cooking and food service-related job training to at-risk youth ages 16 to 20 years old, has reopened its cafe as part of the ReFresh Project in Mid-City, next to Whole Foods Market (300 N. Broad St., 504-434-3364; The new space opened Aug. 4 and features a glossy layout and an expanded menu of breakfast and lunch favorites, from pecan sticky buns to spicy turkey sandwiches. Health-conscious dishes and vegetarian options abound, including a house-made black bean burger, vegetarian red beans and rice and the Liberty's Salad, which is topped with Granny Smith apples, blue cheese and tarragon vinaigrette.    The cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and daily specials are posted on its Facebook page ( — SARAH BAIRD

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