Ruffino’s names new chef; new restaurant coming to Johnston Avenue

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Ruffino’s has employed Reid Henderson as government chef, tasked with overseeing culinary operations at Ruffino’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge and Ruffino’s on the River in Lafayette.

Henderson graduated from the Louisiana Culinary Institute and has greater than 20 years of expertise working in kitchens nationwide. Henderson has beforehand labored as government chef at Tsunami Restaurant, for the Seattle Seahawks and for the LSU Diet Heart.

Chef Reid Henderson has been named the brand new government chef for Ruffino’s, overseeing the eating places in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

“We’re thrilled to have Reid be part of us as we proceed to offer the kind of expertise the place Louisiana can come to rejoice life, whatever the event,” stated Ruffino’s Chief Officer of Operations Megan Klock. “I felt a fantastic accountability find the proper individual to steer our gifted workforce, making certain that our friends’ expectations and Ruffin’s imaginative and prescient for the longer term remained on the forefront. Reid is the right alternative, and I’m trying ahead to seeing the place he takes us.”

Ruffin Rodrigue Jr., a former LSU soccer participant and the founding father of the eating places, died in November 2020.

Underneath Henderson, Ruffino’s plans to maintain its present menu of Italian-inspired steak and seafood dishes, whereas additionally taking a look at new and conventional Italian meals.

“Ruffino’s has a storied custom in South Louisiana, and I’m each honored and humbled by the chance so as to add to its legacy,” Henderson stated in a launch.

Fortunate’s Fireplace and Smoke deliberate for former Zuhause

A brand new restaurant referred to as Fortunate’s Fireplace and Smoke is deliberate for the previous Zuhause Bakery and Espresso on Johnston Avenue, in line with paperwork from the Lafayette Consolidated Authorities allow workplace.

In accordance with the restaurant’s web site, Fortunate’s has a location in Detroit. Along with a menu that includes all forms of barbecue, the model additionally sells spices and Wagyu beef.

The constructing is positioned at 6774 Johnston St. The renovation is valued at about $98,700.

First Lafayette ALDI Grocery Retailer opening

ALDI’s first Lafayette retailer will open on Feb. 10 at 4518 Ambassador Caffery Parkway within the Caffery Heart buying plaza subsequent door to Membership 4 Health close to Our Girl of Lourdes Girls’s and Youngsters’s Hospital.

Job listings posted by ALDI earlier this yr confirmed the chain can be planning a retailer at 3210 Louisiana Ave. close to the Stirling Lafayette Procuring Heart simply off Interstate 10. The second Lafayette retailer is anticipated to open within the spring or summer time.

Lafayette may be getting its first ALDI grocey store soon as the German supermarket giant is pursuing a new location on Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Curran Lane.

Lafayette could also be getting its first ALDI grocey retailer quickly because the German grocery store big is pursuing a brand new location on Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Curran Lane.

The brand new grocery retailer location on Lafayette’s northside will add to a scant handful of grocery shops serving the town’s predominantly Black space, the place entry to recent, reasonably priced groceries has been restricted by a long time of neglect and disinvestment.

A location can be deliberate for New Iberia, positioned at 1102 E Admiral Doyle Dr. The New Iberia retailer can be anticipated to open within the spring or summer time.

Karaoke bar opening close to Acadiana Mall

The Stage Karaoke Bar, a brand new institution being opened by “King of Karaoke” Jeramie Kinnerson, is coming to Johnston Avenue a while this month.

The bar is slated to open in January, although no date has been set. The enterprise is positioned at 5741 Johnston St. subsequent to GL’s Mongolian Grill.

The bar might be open Friday by way of Monday with prolonged hours to be introduced. It’ll supply yard video games like big Jenga and Join 4. This summer time, the venue will host outside karaoke.

Contact reporter William Taylor Potter with suggestions or questions at [email protected] or on Twitter at @wmtaylorpotter.

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