Blakes on Poydras opens in CBD Casual

Blakes on Poydras opens in CBD 

Casual cafe serves Southern fare

Blake’s on Poydras (920 Poydras St., 504-679-0991; www.blakesonpoydras.com) opened May 5 inside the former location of Horinoya in the Central Business District.

Owner Alex Miller’s casual restaurant serves Southern-style comfort food. The menu features shrimp and smoked Gouda grits, pan-seared salmon with Cajun-fried rice, and fried green tomato Benedict topped with a poached egg, hollandaise and bacon bits. A braised pork shoulder po-boy is dressed with pineapple salsa.