Local 718, a New Bourbon Street Bar, Makes Its Debut
NEW ORLEANS – LOCAL 718, a “five-star dive bar and restaurant concept” from the Little Easy owner Brian Mullin, opened to the public on Nov. 29 at 718 Bourbon Street, the former location of Johnny White’s Corner Bar and Hole in the Wall.
Mullin hopes the spot will attract a diverse crowd.
“LOCAL 718 is going to be a home for people who live in the Quarter and for people who visit the Quarter,” he said. “We will be paying homage to the legacy of Johnny White’s and its French Quarter history while offering a new exciting menu of food and drinks.”
The menu at LOCAL 718 draws on Mullin’s New Jersey roots while recognizing the restaurant’s Bourbon Street location. Featured alongside Cajun favorites like red beans and rice, gumbo and jambalaya will be East Coast favorites like sliders, hot dogs, and New Jersey’s famous French fries – topped with roast beef debris and cheese. LOCAL 718 also plans to crawfish boils in season, and will serve a wide variety of local and regional beers on tap.
“This is the food of my youth paired with the food of my adopted home,” said Mullin. “What’s a better meal than a bowl of gumbo, a plate of sliders and fries, with a cold beer in hand and the Saints game playing on every television?”