Take a look inside Elsie's Plate & Pie 

Elsie's Plate & Pie is open for business. 

The restaurant, at 3145 Government St., has business hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday-Saturday. 

Named after chef/owner Paul Dupré's grandmother, the Mid City restaurant boasts a menu full of sandwiches, burgers, entrees and, of course, sweet and savory pies.

The inside of the restaurant is full of exposed brick and round wooden tables, as well as booths, and the restaurant's logo etched on everything. As you enter, you'll see the story of Dupré's grandmother as well as a massive, well-lit sign spelling out "plate & pie."  

For more information, visit facebook.com/elsiesplateandpie or elsiespies.com or call (225) 636-5157. 

Shrimp Basket opens on Perkins Road 

A popular Alabama-based seafood chain has opened its first Louisiana location. 

Shrimp Basket opened in late August, at 7242 Perkins Road, in the former spot of McAlister's Deli. Founded in 1993 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the restaurant offers grilled, steamed and fried seafood as well as po-boys, pasta and hamburgers. 

According to Steve Greer, an agent with Sperry Van Ness|Graham, Langlois & Legendre in Baton Rouge, Shrimp Basket is considering a location in Slidell and eight to 10 locations across Louisiana. 

For more information, visit shrimpbasket.com

Adrian's opens on Perkins Road 

Another highly anticipated restaurant for the Baton Rouge market opened this week. 

Adrian's, a family-friendly restaurant from the Juban family restaurant group, is now open, at 18143 E. Perkins Road, Suite A. Business hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 

Patrons can expect a menu featuring a few classics from Juban's as well as a raw bar, seafood, steaks, pasta and po-boys. Last month, co-owner Michael Boudreaux said Adrian's has "more of an everyday, neighborhood-type feel." 

For more information, visit facebook.com/adriansbyjubans or adriansbyjubans.com

Parsley & Pepper eyeing grand opening event 

A new Mediterranean bistro has opened off College Drive. 

Vahan Khachatryan opened Parsley & Pepper, at 4608 Bennington Ave., Suite A, in July. In the next few weeks, Khachatryan said he'll have a grand opening event with local art. 

The restaurant is a fast-casual take on Mediterranean food. Expect shawarma and gyro sandwiches as well as shish kabobs, moussaka, and stuffed grape and cabbage leaves. In the future, the restaurant will offer daily specials. 

Business hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit parsleypepper.com or call (225) 478-4091. 

Sonny's BBQ to reopen next week 

Sonny's BBQ is back in Baton Rouge. 

The popular barbecue chain was devastated after last year's historic flooding, and next week, it will reopen at 12475 Florida Blvd. The reopening comes one year after the location closed. 

According to a news release, the revitalized location boasts more than 4,000 square feet and room for more than 120 guests. The location remains true to its history, too. Sonny's opened in 1978, and the remodeled restaurant will feature a walk-up window, the original solid brick chimney and a Southern Pride smoker which survived the flooding. 

Patrons can expect to enjoy those baby back ribs, pulled pork and brisket. After next week's soft opening, the restaurant's business hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

For more information, visit sonnysbbq.com or call (225) 272-5028. 

Coming soon: Francois Café

A 10-year-old Zachary restaurant is moving to Baton Rouge. Francois Café will take over the space at 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd. The location was formerly Primo's, then Kabuki Sushi and Japanese Steakhouse. 

Francois Café owner Francois Alzaeem said he hopes to open by December. The restaurant offers steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. For more information, visit francoiscafeandgrill.com

On the Border closes 

On the Border, a Mexican restaurant located off Corporate Boulevard, closed Monday after more than 20 years in business. Tim Armour, the kitchen manager, said the restaurant's landlord exercised an option not to renew the lease. According to Armour, the neighboring 119-room hotel going up next to the old On the Border property was one of the factors in deciding not to renew the lease. 

Timothy Boone contributed to this report.

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