Liuzza’s Restaurant & Bar, classic Creole-Italian restaurant in New Orleans, up for sale | Where NOLA Eats

A real estate ad posted this week has put a question mark over another beloved New Orleans restaurant. 

Liuzza’s Restaurant & Bar at 3636 Bienville St. is for sale. Speculation instantly swirled as to the reasons behind the move for the historic restaurant, as other local institutions have been roiled by change during the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview Tuesday, prroprietors Lori and Frank Bordelon said they are selling the restaurant to retire. At 61 and 73, respectively, they feel the time is right to pass the business on to a new owner and begin a new chapter of life with more time for family.

“It’s been a lot of fun, the restaurant has kept life very interesting, but it’s time to move on,” Frank Bordelon said.

They confirmed that the restaurant will remain open for business as usual while they own it, at least under the terms of whatever

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With Treme restaurant for sale, Baquet family’s long history in New Orleans food is ending | Where NOLA Eats

Creole gumbo has been a cornerstone dish in every restaurant Wayne Baquet has run, including the last, Li’l Dizzy’s Café in Treme.

In the realm of New Orleans cuisine, Baquet himself has been just as constant a presence, serving as proprietor at a succession of restaurants, a perennial Jazz Fest food vendor and the steward of one of the city’s longest-running Black restaurant family legacies.

Now, though, change has come. After months of speculation, Baquet confirmed he will not reopen Li’l Dizzy‘s and has decided to retire.

The restaurant could conceivably reopen as Li’l Dizzy’s with new owners. Baquet has been talking with potential buyers since the summer, though none of those discussions has progressed.



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A pile of empty gumbo pots and other cooking utensils stacked in a corner at Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe on Esplande Avenue in New Orleans. Owner Wayne Baquet has decided to close the restaurant. (Photo by

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Eli’s Eats in the Streets food truck for sale after owner Gary Lokers’ ‘near-death experience’

For someone looking to break into the food truck scene, there’s an opportunity to get a food trailer with some history in the Blue Water Area. 



a sign on the side of a road: Gary Lokers, owner of local food truck Eli’s Eats in the Streets, is selling his food trailer with an asking price ranging from $38,000 to $50,000. Lokers has been operating the food truck since 2017.


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Gary Lokers, owner of local food truck Eli’s Eats in the Streets, is selling his food trailer with an asking price ranging from $38,000 to $50,000. Lokers has been operating the food truck since 2017.

Gary Lokers, owner of Eli’s Eats in the Streets, is selling his food trailer with an asking price of $50,000. 

“It has value,” he said. “You can buy this today and it’ll be making you money by the end of the week.” 

Lokers is selling the trailer after a “near-death experience”  has led him to pursue new avenues. 

“A near death experience makes you look at your life differently,” he said on his business Facebook page. 



a man wearing a hat: Gary Lokers, owner of Eli's Eats in the Streets, makes a pepperoni pizza in Port Huron on April 7, 2020.


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Gary Lokers, owner of Eli’s

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