Now closed on Magazine Street: Amici and Bayou Burger_lowres


  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 ( 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; 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.