Two restaurants on the same block of Magazine Street called it quits.
The Bayou Burger & Sports Company (3226 Magazine St.), which opened in January 2017, closed. The burger concept from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (www.creolecuisine.com) was the second location for the restaurant, which took over the space formerly occupied by Mediterranean restaurant Salu. The flagship Bayou Burger at 503 Bourbon St. remains open.
A couple doors down, coal-fired pizza and Italian spot Amici Ristorante & Bar also closed in January. The restaurant opened in 2013, taking over a Byblos location at 3218 Magazine St. Amici underwent a change in ownership last year when it was sold to Felix's Restaurant Group, which also owns the French Quarter oyster hub Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar (739 Iberville St., 504-522-4440; www.felixs.com). It closed for renovations and reopened under the Amici name with a similar concept.
Several other restaurants have closed in the last month. Batture in the Riverbend closed at the beginning of January, and the Flying Pig Cafe on Prytania closed mid-month. Uptown also lost chef Phillip Lopez's Root and Square Root last fall.