Been to Parish Taceaux, Noble Savage Tavern, Bon Asian Cafe or Retro Down Town Cafe since Governor Edwards’ stay-at-home order? Well, you’re going to be greeted by something fun and different upon your return. All three are now sporting outdoor dining options, joining permanent sidewalk cafes and patios at The Missing Link, Rhino Coffee downtown, Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant and Fatty Arbuckles’ Pub.

The temporary patios are part of a 60 day temporary use granted by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) to help these businesses soldier through the reduced occupancy requirements created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Response to the ‘pop-up’ cafes has been great and we expect several of these ‘temporary’ cafes to become permanent ones!