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Street food from around the world, globally-inspired cocktails, Stumptown Coffee and WiFi. Oh, and a hidden art gallery. Booty’s Street Food is an affordable seat with a view: we’ve been collecting food and drink that we love the most from around the world, and presenting it in a fun menu with almost everything under $10.Inspired by owner Nick Vivion’s travels as a travel journalist, the menu spans the globe. From Nigeria to Nicaragua, it’s an affordable seat with a view, offering a world palate in a shareable feast. Right down the block in Bywater, LA, we’re serving it up hot, fresh and friendly – no jet engine needed.
This restaurant is for street food geeks, those preferring the fun of cooking street food to any other style of cuisine. We serve them up on a cone, on a skewer or on a plate to eat with your hands. Yes, it’s not on the street, but we bring together the pure pleasure of the food to enjoy alongside craft cocktails and cool AC.
Booty’s has a full bar and speedy-as-sin WiFi, with Stumptown Coffee and Shake Shugary pastries from 9am everyday. Brunch starts at 9am on the weekends. BSF also enjoys creating a thoughtful footprint in the world. We offer health insurance to our employees, we compost, we recycle (including glass) and offer as much bike parking as possible. We also offer inflation-based raises each year for employees. We believe in middle-class hospitality jobs – it’s a long path, but we’re walking steadily forward towards our vision.
|MEET THE TEAM BEHIND BOOTY’S NOLA|
Nick Vivion is a travel filmmaker with over 2.5 million views of his travel videos on YouTube, and currently is the US reporter for international travel technology media brand Tnooz. Some of his most popular videos – and the most fun to make! – were videos shot eating the street foods of China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. By bringing a piece of the world to Bywater, Nick hopes to make the world just that much smaller. He cherishes creating experiences, and sees Booty’s Street Food as a place of fun and exploration. He’s the happiest prowling street stalls of the world!
Kevin Farrell fell in love with New Orleans while attending Loyola University. When Hurricane Katrina ate his home and all worldly possessions during his senior year, he relocated to Seattle and began working on what would eventually become Booty’s Street Food. A blogger and journalist by trade, Kevin spends many days at Booty’s drinking Stumptown at his computer and talking shop with the artists, neighbors and pals that pass through the doors daily. Kevin is the preeminent bathroom art installation curator of his time, overseeing and developing Booty’s Bywaterloo arts program.
An old North Louisianan once told Ted that the difference between a yankee and damned yankee was that “a damned yankee come down and won’t leave.” Well Ted grew up on the east coast but he ain’t going back, and after touring on his bicycle, bussing around South America, camping in mountain snow and desert drought and living with both the hippies and the marines of North Carolina, the young vagabond adopted Bywater as his home. A writer by training and practice and a barkeep by trade Ted spends as much time mixing strange and fancy cocktails as he does trying new types of whiskeys and as much time reading the lost generation and the magical realists as he does working on his own manuscripts..
“An airy corner restaurant with a black unicorn presiding over the bar, Booty’s Street Food offers upgraded global street food…But the real attraction is in the bathrooms, where every month the owners call on two new artists to create site-specific installations.
Eater Awards 2013 Winner, “So Hot Right Now” Restaurant
“New Orleans Best New Restaurants of 2013″
One of The 50 Coolest Small Businesses in America
“In a day when every serious bar feels pressure to be creative, the drinks at Booty’s still stand out.”
“Booty’s Street Food encapsulates New Orleans’ authentic flair for hearty food and local art, inviting artists to transform the restrooms into installations for the neighbourhood’s monthly art walk.”
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