Spotted Cat Food and Spirits opens today

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Spotted Cat Food and Spirits is now open on St. Claude Avenue inside the New Orleans Healing Center. - COURTESY SPOTTED CAT FOOD AND SPIRITS/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY SPOTTED CAT FOOD and SPIRITS/FACEBOOK
  • Spotted Cat Food and Spirits is now open on St. Claude Avenue inside the New Orleans Healing Center.

Spotted Cat Food and Spirits (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-371-5074) is now open Inside the New Orleans Healing Center. The restaurant from the team behind the Frenchmen Street music haunt The Spotted Cat Music Club opened Tuesday, Feb. 7, following a brief soft-opening.

The menu is loosely based on the concept of comfort food with ingredients sourced from the Gulf south and features breakfast all-day. Shrimp and grits come topped with seasonal vegetables, a fried egg and tomato gravy. Fried chicken is served on buttermilk waffles with a vanilla-maple hot sauce, The St. Claude sliders come sandwiched on brioche buns with caramelized onions, bacon aioli, cheddar cheese and sunny side up quail eggs.   Other shared plates include breakfast arancini served with a buttermilk ranch dipping sauce, mini BLTs on focaccia rolls, and bagel chips with pimento cheese.

The restaurant is owned Spotted Cat co-owner Douglas Emmer, Bradley Clement and Cheryl Abana-Emmer. Clement’s brother Rob Clement is the executive chef. The cafe will host live music.

Spotted Cat Food and Spirits replaces Turkish restaurant Fatoush. Fatoush owner Fatma Aydin will open Turkish cafe and bakery Fatma’s Cozy Corner in the Treme bar formerly home to Joe’s Cozy Corner, according to The New Orleans Advocate.

Spotted Cat Food and Spirits is open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday,  7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit the website here.


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