Baton Rouge is establishing itself as a food destination. Every day, more and more food news is cooking in the area. A weekly feature, “Leftovers” is a roundup of the latest on the local food and restaurant scene.
When you talk to fitness guru and Freshjunkie owner Patrick Fellows, you get the sense that he’s ready to dominate.
When I asked him about his future plans for his downtown salad and wrap spot, he jokingly replied: “World domination. One salad at a time.”
All jokes aside, Fellows will start offering a salad subscription service early next year. The website is slated to open the first week in January.
Customers will have access to Freshjunkie’s full menu of salads and can choose the amount of salads they want each week. Customers will also be able to change which salads they get from week to week.
The salads can be delivered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The packages start at $105 per month, $125 if you get the salads with chicken, for three salads a week, including delivery.
Fellows said the goal is bigger than just Baton Rouge.
“Our primary mission is to change how Americans eat, for the better,” he said. “I want to help remove the barrier to eating right. I want us to be the brand that breaks molds on what eating healthy can or should be.”
For information, call (225) 334-0460 or visit freshjunkie.com.
City Pork Kitchen & Pie offering breakfast, lunch
The third City Pork restaurant has opened its doors. City Pork Kitchen & Pie opened Wednesday. Business hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The new City Pork at 6721 Exchequer Drive offers breakfast plates and sandwiches as well as daily lunch specials, sandwiches, hamburgers and salads.
The pie is at $3 a slice. Already, the restaurant is offering seven types — strawberry, buttermilk chess, apple, chocolate and coconut cream, and bourbon pecan.
For information, call (225) 248-6453 or visit citypork.com.
Roux 61 now offering big portions in BR location
A restaurant that calls Natchez home has opened in the Red Stick. Roux 61, which first opened in Natchez in 2013, opened its Baton Rouge location earlier this week in the former Boutin’s at 8832 Bluebonnet Blvd.
The restaurant offers a varied menu from ribeyes to club sandwiches to seafood po-boys. Patrons can expect “crazy big” portions, too. Inside, Roux 61 has room for about 280 patrons. There’s also an oyster bar.
For information, visit roux61.com.
Seafood, barbecue in Mid City from Pit-N-Peel
After numerous delays throughout the year, Pit-N-Peel has opened at 2101 Government St.
The restaurant features barbecue plates and seafood as well as a specialty food market. Owner Elvondae Raybon said Pit-N-Peel had a soft opening in mid-November then opened fully on Black Friday, Nov. 26.
On the menu, patrons can expect smoked ribs, brisket and sausage as well as boiled crawfish, crab and shrimp. Raybon said some of the signature items are a honey-glazed shrimp appetizer and chargrilled oysters.
Pit-N-Peel will start offering live music Dec. 18, featuring local musicians of all genres. Starting next year, Raybon is hoping to unleash a membership/delivery service that costs $50 a year.
For information, call (225) 636-7749 or visit facebook.com/pit-n-peel.
Raising Cane’s opens 250th store
The restaurant chain with addictive fried chicken fingers and “one love” now has 250 stores to its name.
Raising Cane’s opened two new stores Thursday — one in Midwest City, Oklahoma, the other in Jackson, Texas. Cane’s opened 39 restaurants in 2015, including its first international location in Kuwait and its first locations in California and Arkansas. The company now has locations in 20 states.
For information, visit raisingcanes.com.
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