Renovation is still under way, but co-owner and chef Dustin Staggers, who is doing a lot of the work himself, along with family and friends, is looking for an early October opening for his NOLA-influenced new restaurant, Roux. It will be at 1325 Bardstown Rd., in the space that until recently was La Gallo Rosso.
Staggers recently talked of starting work on another restaurant concept as soon as he gets Roux open and under way, but he was not more forthcoming about details, aside from a comment about planning a “fast casual” concept.
Staggers’ brother Kyle is his co-owner in the new Roux concept, and Dustin’s ex-wife, Dara Staggers reportedly will be one of the general managers, along with Mike Lau and Mike Tripp. Future plans include Dara Staggers opening a bakery in the rear of the building. Staggers is also bringing in Reina Shannon from The Monkey Wrench to manage the restaurant’s beverage program.
Roux’s design also includes a walk-up, cash-only beignet shop serving fresh beignets and chicory coffee from early morning to late at night.