Tuesday afternoon Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina began serving its first customers on Bertrand Drive. The bright addition to the Cajun field area — with its bold hues and multi-colored lights — is open Monday-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Hoping to take advantage of the large draw of sports fans to Cajun field, the Mexican eatery expanded into the old WOW Café and Wingery spot across from Cajun Field. WOW shut down late last year. The new Agave is larger than the original restaurant on Vermilion Street, seating about 200 versus 150. It, too, offers al fresco dining and live entertainment.

“We’re gearing up for Mardi Gras,” says Agave owner Nidal Balbeisi. “If you want to be here for Mardi Gras parade routes, call us right now,” he says, noting that reservations for the parades are already coming in.

The restaurant blends the spices of traditional Mexican cuisine with local flavors and offers a tequila bar and lounge with more than 40 fine agave tequilas.

Balbeisi, who opened the original Agave in 2007, also owns Trynd downtown and is the restaurateur behind the successful Zeus Greek and Lebanese eateries.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

Loading
Chart
ABiz Stock Watch
o Home Bancorp 21.80 ▲0.03 (0.14%)
o Frank's International 20.17 ▲0.07 (0.34%)
o IberiaBank Corp 64.49 ▼0.67 (-1.03%)
o LHC Group 25.38 ▼0.38 (-1.48%)
o MidSouth Bancorp 19.06 ▼0.06 (-0.29%)
o Petroquest Energy 6.45 ▲0.06 (0.94%)
o PHI Inc. 41.38 ▲1.39 (3.48%)
o Superior Energy 35.69 ▲0.05 (0.14%)
o Stone Energy 34.88 ▼0.10 (-0.29%)
o Facebook Inc. 74.95 ▼1.02 (-1.35%)
o Twitter Inc. 47.99 ▼0.18 (-0.37%)
o Gannett 33.97 ▼0.11 (-0.32%)
NYSE:HBCP

Home Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:HBCP] Last trade:21.80 Trade time:11:46AM EDT Value change:▲0.03 (0.14%)
NYSE:FI

Frank's International

Company ID [NYSE:FI] Last trade:20.17 Trade time:12:53PM EDT Value change:▲0.07 (0.34%)
NYSE:IBKC

IberiaBank Corp

Company ID [NYSE:IBKC] Last trade:64.49 Trade time:12:55PM EDT Value change:▼0.67 (-1.03%)
NYSE:LHCG

LHC Group

Company ID [NYSE:LHCG] Last trade:25.38 Trade time:12:54PM EDT Value change:▼0.38 (-1.48%)
NYSE:MSL

MidSouth Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:MSL] Last trade:19.06 Trade time:12:36PM EDT Value change:▼0.06 (-0.29%)
NYSE:PQ

Petroquest Energy

Company ID [NYSE:PQ] Last trade:6.45 Trade time:12:56PM EDT Value change:▲0.06 (0.94%)
NYSE:PHII

PHI Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:PHII] Last trade:41.38 Trade time:11:44AM EDT Value change:▲1.39 (3.48%)
NYSE:SPN

Superior Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SPN] Last trade:35.69 Trade time:12:56PM EDT Value change:▲0.05 (0.14%)
NYSE:SGY

Stone Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SGY] Last trade:34.88 Trade time:12:55PM EDT Value change:▼0.10 (-0.29%)
NYSE:FB

Facebook Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:FB] Last trade:74.95 Trade time:12:56PM EDT Value change:▼1.02 (-1.35%)
NYSE:TWTR

Twitter Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:TWTR] Last trade:47.99 Trade time:12:56PM EDT Value change:▼0.18 (-0.37%)
NYSE:GCI

Gannett

Company ID [NYSE:GCI] Last trade:33.97 Trade time:12:55PM EDT Value change:▼0.11 (-0.32%)
Advertisement

Economic Indicators

  • Real Estate Data
    Real Estate
     
    Rentals
     
    Commercial
     
     
  • Energy Data
    Oil
     
    Gas
     
     
  • Taxable Sales
    Register
     
  • Unemployment Rate
    Employment
     
 

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
ABiz
 
Advertisement
Advertisement