Boil & Roux opening on Coursey Boulevard _lowres

Advocate staff photo by KYLE WHITFIELD -- The Boil and Roux is hoping to open on Super Bowl Sunday in the former Portico location on Coursey Boulevard.

Boil & Roux, a restaurant that specializes in boiled seafood and “Southern comfort food,” will open in the old Calendar’s/Portico location on Coursey Boulevard.

Maurice Walker, an owner of the restaurant, said he’s shooting to open the restaurant on Super Bowl Sunday.

True to its name, Boil & Roux will sell boiled shrimp, crawfish, turkey necks and snow crab legs, along with the trimmings, such as potatoes, corn and mushrooms. The restaurant will also carry what Walker called “Southern comfort food” — etouffee, gumbo, red beans, fried chicken and barbecue shrimp. Boil & Roux will have an oyster bar with fresh and fried oysters, along with a full bar.

Walker, who previously worked at Best Boilers, said Boil & Roux will be unique for its mix of boiled dishes and south Louisiana staples. “We want to bring in people from across Baton Rouge here,” he said.

Boil & Roux, at 11777 Coursey, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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