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a Mano To Shutter; Eater Interviews Chef Kristen Essig

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater NOLA editor Gwendolyn Knapp shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT? Here's some pretty shocking shutter news: Adolfo Garcia's Italian favorite a Mano is closing for good as of Labor Day weekend.

CBD? Chef Kristen Essig is starting to make a big name for herself at Sainte Marie. Make sure to check out the Eater Interview.

CBD/UPTOWN? Chef John Besh is having a crazy busy summer, including plans for a possible restaurant in New Orleans WTC building, and expanding Pizza Domenica to Uptown.

LGD? Chef Daniel Causgrove departs Dijon restaurant this week.

CBD? Coming in September: Two Pelican Club alumni will open G&O Food Company in the Exchange Centre with grab and go breakfast/lunch and a coffee program from French Truck.

QUARTER? Broussard's is finishing up a swanky $1 million makeover, and will reopen their doors in October with lots of new additions, including The Empire Bar, $40k in courtyard landscaping, and a menu-overhaul from new chef Guy Reinbolt.