The top to bottom renovation of a former furniture store includes a copper still behind a glass partition, reclaimed wood cladding on the walls, shelves displaying jars of botanicals used in Lula’s gin recipe, and a long bar with six house spirit cocktails on tap, along with a full array of other distilleries’ booze as well as wine and local beer.
The cocktails on tap will tend toward the straightforward classics that are easy to drink, like a vodka collins, three-ingredient daiquiri, or turmeric gin sour, Jess said. The draft cocktail system will also ensure what Jess calls “a consistent drink experience.”
The food experience looks to be solid as well. In the Louisiana tradition, boiled seafood will be available year round based on what’s in season -- crawfish, shrimp, or blue crab. Have them done traditional style with potatoes and corn, or go for the ginger lemongrass or hot garlic versions. Food eaten with actual silverware looks tasty, too. We’re eyeing the escargot, braised rabbit with white beans, and boudin-stuffed quail. There are creative but hearty-looking salads and sandwiches available too, and the fried mirliton pickle app looks to die for.