By Zarah Parker
The Viet-Cajun concept Crawfish Café celebrated its grand opening Sept. 19 in the Heights at 1026 N. Shepherd Dr.
The restaurant is bringing in fresh, live crawfish from California to make some of its popular flavors like garlic butter, kicking Cajun and Thai basil. Also on the menu are wings, fried seafood and more.
Noodle house replaces Blackbird Izakaya
Delicious Concepts has repurposed Blackbird Izakaya, which closed a few weeks ago, into a build-your-own-noodle bowl concept, Robot Noodle. It is now open.
The space at 1221 W. 11th St. has been occupied with Delicious Concepts restaurants for the past 15 years, including Witchcraft Tavern and Republic Diner + Soju Bar before Blackbird.
Ordering from Robot Noodle is done completely through the Roovy app, which was developed by Delicious Concepts owner Ken Bridge. The app allows customers to order and pay for their meal, creating a contactless process.
The main option on the menu is to create your own bowl, choosing from various ingredients.
Katz’s will never close in the Heights
Katz’s, 2200 N. Shepherd Dr., opened in the Heights on Sept. 15 with limited hours. Starting this week, the deli with the “Katz’s Never Closes” slogan” will be open 24 hours every day.
While the concept has dropped “deli and bar” from its name, patrons can still expect deli favorites like the Reuben sandwich. The restaurant has also updated its menu to include items like sea bass and salmon salads along with expanding its beverage menu with new cocktails, beer flights and more.