The Mission Street space that was built out for Hapa Ramen in 2014 and was briefly the temporary home for Citizen Fox is getting snatched up by the team behind Causwells and new burger spot Popsons, and as Eater reports, plans are in the works for a New Orleans/Cajun restaurant, complete with gumbo and frozen cocktail machines.
The new restaurant at 2293 Mission Street doesn't have a name yet, but Causwells chef/partner Adam Rosenblum and partner Alvin Garcia both have connections to and love for NOLA, which they hope will translate into a successful venture at this so-far cursed but still only two-year-old space. Rosenblum has previously worked under James Beard Award-winning NOLA chef Donald Link of Herbsaint and Cochon fame.
Outlines of the menu so far include housemade andouille sausage, shrimp and grits, dirty rice, and possibly fried chicken, with talk also of a counter-service lunch situation with po' boys. And you can expect crawfish boils like ones Garcia has already thrown in this space, on a pop-up basis, when it was still Citizen Fox.
They're aiming for a fall opening, with more details to come later, and this marks the third restaurant for the Garcia-Rosenblum partnership, following the recent spinoff of their popular Causwells burger into its own burger spot, Popsons first as a pop-up in the old Marlowe space, and as of this week in its permanent home at 998 Market Street, in the Warfield building. Eater further reports that Rosenblum will now become culinary director for the growing restaurant group, and will be stepping back and hiring chefs to oversee the day-to-day at each restaurant.