Monday, July 13, 2020

K-Paul's Closing

The Covid-19 virus claims another culinary casualty.  The Times-Picayune reported:

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, a well-known New Orleans restaurant started by chef Paul Prudhomme in the 1970s, is closing, the restaurant announced Monday morning.

"The difficult decision to shut down the restaurant came after repeated closings this year due to mandated business restrictions," a statement from the restaurant said. "Most recently K-Paul's has been closed since May, precipitating the couple's tough call to turn the last page on the renowned dining spot."...

 Restaurants in New Orleans have operated for several months at 50 percent or less capacity as officials have instituted restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus... Rest of article.


Anonymous said...

Who ate there? I never did. Wish i had now.

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Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the number of great meals that have come out of that kitchen? I met Paul three times at the NRA Show in Chicago. He was a very genuine, quiet guy, who never acted like he knew what a culinary force he was.

Anonymous said...

That one hurts. Sucks for New Orleans. For the most part, they have taken this virus very seriously down there since mid-March.

Seems like the US woke up to the seriousness of the virus some time around Fat Tuesday. NOLA has been playing from behind ever since.

Anonymous said...

They were destined to close anyway. Blame it on Wuhan if you will. Less embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

It's more than just the Covid. Paul has been dead for five years and the City of New Orleans is a disaster with the liberal idiots running the city.

Anonymous said...

Over the years, I ate there many times and always enjoyed it. With no conventions and tourists, it will be difficult for many restaurants located in the Quarter to survive.

A few weeks ago, my wife and I dined at Galatoire's. Food and service were great as always, but there were very few people there.

Anonymous said...

1- K Pauls “peaked” as cutting edge cuisine by the mid-90s. It remained outstanding but the locals didn’t frequent it anymore. the legendary lines died down circa 1997..

2-seeing that the city halfway washed away by the flooding after Katrina, it’s a miracle it’s still there. and there are many many areas that are gentrifying and it draws young people from all over. guess the “liberals” in power aren’t stopping that..

3-Something else will go into that space. it’s New Orleans. constantly changing and evolving. it’s part of what makes the place so vibrant.

Anonymous said...

@8:14, amazing that a story about a restaurant closing could spark an ignorant political comment about “ liberals.”

Anonymous said...

Just don't discontinue the blackened seafood and redfish magic spices. I'll have to totally change my fish cooking skills.

Green Acres said...

I have dined at K-Pauls many times over the years. Chef Prudhomme often walked outside to talk to people waiting in line for the restaurant, and he autographed my copy of his famous cookbook "Louisiana Kitchen" one night. I treasure it and will miss K-Paul's delicious food. What a loss to NOLA.

Anonymous said...

I'd be more concerned if the Parkway or Domilise's closed. Or Mandina's closed again.

Anonymous said...

K-Paul's will be missed. Mandina's isn't bad but it isn't K-Paul's either.

Pretty soon we will be left with Wendy's, McDonalds and Burger King.

Anonymous said...

Hate to see it go. First time I took my now wife to New Orleans in 2000. Sticky chicken sealed the deal.

Anonymous said...

Green Acres - He's been dead over five years. And you're just now missing him?

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