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Chris DeBarr leaving Green Goddess!

noradeirdre May 4, 2012 10:05 AM

His last dinner will be May 13. The good news, though, is that he's opening a place in Mid-City (in the American Can Company, probably where the Olive Branch was?) which will be bigger and close to where I work! The bad news is that the FQ is (potentially) losing a great restaurant.

Now word on if the restaurant will continue without him, yet...
http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/...

  1. kukubura May 31, 2012 07:51 AM

    No updates from me but I thought you GG fans might enjoy my wife's recipe, partly inspired by Cochon de Lei: http://tastytrix.blogspot.com/2012/05...

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      ndukka562 May 30, 2012 09:50 AM

      Any updated reviews on dinner at Green Goddess sans Chef Chris?

      1. nomadchowwoman May 8, 2012 02:32 PM

        OH, happy day!--not that he's leaving the Quarter, but that he'll be in a LARGER restaurant (with parking). And American Can is in need of a good restaurant. This will be a great addition to Mid-City. Can't wait.

        1. CEfromLA May 8, 2012 08:08 AM

          I just hope that wherever he ends up, he will put the meatloaf and the chips fried in duck fat back on the menu......

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            ClevelandRandy May 8, 2012 06:36 AM

            Wow, I was planning to go for lunch on 5/18. I understood that Chris primarily did dinner and Paul primarily did lunch, I'm hoping that's still a good plan. Can anyone tell me how the lunch crowds have been lately? Any ideas for back-up plan in case it's too jammed up?

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              kibbles May 4, 2012 02:28 PM

              awesome. i loved his food at GG, and his personality. but due to the severely limiting size could not visit often enough.

              cant wait to try the new location.

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                kukubura May 5, 2012 09:57 AM

                I thought he was the owner? I guess not. Hope it remains as great and that there would now be TWO such places!

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                  kibbles May 7, 2012 03:41 PM

                  he was, i believe. he left a different restaurant to start GG, and had another chef do the lunch service.

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                ndukka562 May 4, 2012 12:43 PM

                Major bummer. I had banked on going there for my trip early next month.

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                  sanglier May 4, 2012 01:46 PM

                  Chef Paul does a lot of the cooking, so I'm sure it'll still be good. What might be missing is the creativity.

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                    ndukka562 May 4, 2012 06:13 PM

                    And the creativity was what sang through all the reviews that I read about GG. Unless I hear some glowing things in the weeks after Chef Debarr leaves I'm probably scrapping it this trip.

                    Good thing I'm headed to NOLA where ample dining substitutes abound!

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