Dine Out at Booty’s, Fight AIDS this Thursday, July 18

1:21 PM  July 16, 2013

Before we even opened our doors to the public last November, the savvy folks at the No/AIDS Task Force successfully sought us out and announced that Booty’s Street Food was the very first restaurant to join 2013′s Dining Out For Life. Nearly a year later, here we are just days away from the big night. 

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Dine Out, Fight AIDS

But what is Dining Our For Life?

 

“This year, dozens of the area’s best restaurants will donate at a portion of their proceeds to NO/AIDS Task Force. All you have to do is dine at one of these restaurants and you will be helping those affected by HIV and AIDS in our community.”

“On Thursday, July 18th, make sure to ask your waiter for a donation envelope. By making an additional donation to NO/AIDS Task Force on the night of Dining Out For Life, not only will you be entered in a drawing to win a great prize, but your waiter will be entered into a drawing to receive a prize as well.”

 

But hey, even if you can’t pony up some extra benjies into a donation envelope, you’re already helping to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS just by stuffing yourself silly. 

 

Please join us this Thursday, July 18 for Dining Out For Life. See you then! 

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POSTED BY Kevin Farrell ON July 16, 2013 IN EVENTS

Happy Birthday, 800 Louisa! The Booty’s Building Turns 128

12:27 PM  July 15, 2013

Bywater Flash Fact: 800 Louisa St., the building that Booty’s Street Food calls home was erected on this day 128 years ago. 

800 Louisa St, post-Booty's renovation. Upgrade!

800 Louisa St, post-Booty’s renovation. Upgrade!

800 Louisa was first host to Driscoll’s Pharmacy for several decades, while multiple Driscoll generations grew up in the flat above the pharmacy. The Driscoll children – now grown adults with babies of their own! – told the Booty’s team all about growing up in Bywater, and how they were best friends with the children living across the street above the grocery store that would eventually be transformed into the former Bywater Bar-B-Q courtyard.

800 Louisa St., taken shortly before construction began on Booty's Street Food.

800 Louisa St., taken shortly before construction began on Booty’s Street Food.

800 Louisa also housed a video rental store named Channel Zero for a time, but then lay empty for several years while it underwent some pretty heavy renovations.

 

And here’s a little Bywater super secret What If-ery for you: 800 Louisa was thiiiiis close to becoming the permanent home to Pizza Delicious when our pizza pals were looking to make the transition from pop-up to permanent pizzeria. 

 

The last notable tenant of 800 Louisa before Booty’s Street Food opened for business late in November of 2012 was…Lake Booty’s! The 3100 and 3200 blocks of Dauphine St., and the 800 block of Louisa St. flooded multiple times during the summer of 2012 while the Sewerage and Water Board took their sweet-ass time upgrading the Bywater’s plumbing infrastructure. 

Lake Booty's, the frequent visitor that reappeared throughout the summer of 2012.

Lake Booty’s, the frequent visitor that reappeared throughout the summer of 2012.

I remember standing inside of Satsuma with my face pressed to the glass the day that I took this photo, watching the water rise higher and higher, until it was eventually licking at the lip of their front door. Nick and I trudged through water up past our knees and stood in the doorway of Booty’s, watching geysers of water literally shooting up 8 feet high from Dauphine St. every 20 feet or so. Just when the water was about to crest over our front step and into our live construction site, the geysers deflated and Lake Booty’s began to recede. What a close call! I still have nightmares about that day. 

 

We’re celebrating 800 Louisa’s 128th birthday today with a $1.28 cocktail called The Old Wench. So come on by and clink your glasses with us in a toast to this old beauty that we now call Booty’s. Cheers! 

 

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POSTED BY Kevin Farrell ON July 15, 2013 IN Culture

Who Daiq? Booty’s Makes Gambit’s Top 100 Bars in New Orleans

2:58 PM  July 12, 2013

Booty’s golden children (Well, orange and pink, really), the Bywater Bomber and Hula Hoop get the star treatment in a new listicle of the Top 100 Bars in New Orleans courtesy of The Gambit. 

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Bywater Bomber & kid sister, the Hula Hoop

Our house daiqs top the Frozen Drinks section of the compendium, scoring rave reviews for our all natural, preservative-free recipes.

The daiquiris here aren’t saccharine like those found at many daiquiri shops. The Bywater Bomber daiquiri features Old New Orleans rum, rose water, house-made bitters and fresh pineapple, orange and lime juice. The Hula Hoop is a blend of Old New Orleans rum, guava and vanilla. 800 Louisa St., (504) 266-2887; www.bootysnola.com, @bootys

Bywater Bombers and Hula Hoops are daily staples here at Booty’s and make a perfect companion to any lunch, brunch or dinner. 

Come and get ‘em. 

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New Orleans Magazine names Booty’s one of Best New Restaurants of 2013

1:53 PM  July 12, 2013

New Orleans Magazine’s Best New Restaurants of the Year issue has dropped, and Booty’s Street Food is crazy-go-nuts proud to have made the cut. 

While it’s always nice to see your name in lights, we mostly just keep our heads down here at Booty’s and focus on delivering the best experience possible. Every now and then though, our ears perk way, way up and we get all blushy and bashful. 

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Swoon.

This is one of those times.

Thank you so much to New Orleans Magazine, Jay Forman, and all of you who are digging what we’re dishing up here at Booty’s day in and day out. 

 

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Booty’s Bywater Build #20: Inspection

2:27 PM  November 2, 2012

We finally recieved our framing inspection and electrical inspection, which means that we are all set to close in the walls at Booty’s Street Food in Bywater, New Orleans! Very exciting stuff, as we’ve never seen any walls in the space since we moved in 8 months ago!

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Plywood is also on the kitchen walls, and we’ve cut through to allow the hood system to be ducted over the garage roof.

Phew! Getting closer…

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Booty’s Bywater Build #19: We Con-du-it

8:34 PM  October 29, 2012

Our favorite little Bywater spot in New Orleans, the corner of Dauphine and Louisa Streets, is looking more and more like a proper street food restaurant each day.

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The visualization of what the space is actually going to look like continues. We’re into the last stretch at Booty’s Street Food in Bywater, LA, and we’re installing all of the bones that will make this restaurant tick: switches, dimmers, framing, power, conduit, door moving, fire caulk, and an entire new soffit for our hood system!

Who conduit? We con-du-it!

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Booty’s Bywater Build #18: Good Loo Hunting

5:32 PM  October 26, 2012

In our endless pursuit of Opening Night, we’ve been out shopping. We found some brand-new toilets at the Restore (supporting Habitat for Humanity, which is rad). We’ve been laying out our lights over the bar. We’ve been wiring up all of our electricity with the CONDUIT MONSTER never to be tamed, complete with dimmer panel and sconces

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It’s all laid out in this {VERY SHAKY, SORRY} video.

The crew has also installed the water heaters for downstairs, in addition to a mega gas pipe that will bring us all the delicious fiery heat that will infuse Booty’s Street Food every day! :D

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