The South Street restaurant is serving its fried chicken every Tuesday night.
The café is rolling out a full dinner menu on Wednesday.
Chefs like Hubert Keller and Thomas Keller are finding equally expensive ingredients to tout on menus.
They now have an all-day menu available between lunch and dinner.
The new drinks are fit for summertime sipping.
The space that once housed Cortez will be split into a bar and a new, hotel-serving restaurant called The Green Room.
It's a first for the 42-year-old restaurant.
It's all green and twinkly in there now, like a backyard patio in a warmer town.
The restaurant is back in action after a brief interruption of regularly scheduled service.
It starts June 26.
27-year-old Devin Gonzalez has taken the helm, and they're now doing Sunday brunch.
Many of the classic Southern dishes remain intact, don't worry. But now there's a tasting menu.
Chef Igancio Mattos is out and Taavo Somer is overhauling the menu.
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'People wanted the real deal,' says chef Justin Simoneaux of his New Orleans-inspired menu.