Being a nomad has its upsides -- freedom, the chance to see lots of new places, and occasional recognition by comic book super-nerds as the alternate identity for the original Captain America. Realizing that wasn't the life for him, the dude behind Lafitte.
After years of moving from place to place, throwing nutty underground events and cooking literally anything he could get his hands on, SubCulture Dining's "dissident chef" Russell Jackson is finally tethering himself to one spot with a wide open nautical themed brick and mortar named for a super-successful 19th century pirate off the coast of Louisiana whose final resting place is unknown, so it could be Treasure Island. The joint channels the vibe of a pirate ship galley, with communal seating (plus a bevy o' date-ready two-tops) and decorative wine/shipping crates , etc., but infuses it with a fine-diney feel via luxe linens, classy stemware, and..."top service", which Jewish patrons will refer to as "Dreidel service". Grub-wise, good ol' Russell's rocking a "menu of logic", meaning a la carte lunch/dinner options change daily, and can manifest as absolutely anything that an avid skydiver who's trained in classical French/Italian cuisines and cooked in burger shacks, pizza parlors, and restaurants both Mexican and Japanese can dream up, i.e., get ready for the best flying wasabiciniburgeritto EVER.
Libations includes a sizable global wine list that also changes daily to suitably match the vittles, inventive, "ingredient driven" cocktails, and a whole program of fine-tuned non-alcoholic concoctions, which also have their upsides -- just kidding, no they don't.
Photo credit: Leigh Beisch