Eric Cook, a chef who's logged time at Commander's Palace, the American Sector, Bourbon House and most recently Tommy's Cuisine, will open Gris Gris in August on Magazine Street, reports The New Orleans Advocate.
Gris Gris's location used to be Square Root, a tasting menu only restaurant from Phillip Lopez was more ambitious -- and more expensive -- than any other in New Orleans. Square Root closed on New Year's Eve last year.
Cook plans to create a contemporary neighborhood restaurant with his own take on New Orleans cooking.
Gris Gris: 1800 Magazine St., New Orleans (opens early August)
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