New Orleans-themed bar Ninth Ward (180 Second Avenue) will open sometime next week, serving Sazeracs, Abita beer, and, eventually, Cajun snacks (that’s the food of the country bayous, not the city). The partners on the project include Robert Morgan, one of the owners of Shoolbred’s. In February, he told Fork in the Road about his plans for the place, revealing that Ninth Ward will have a 1890s’ New Orleans feel, with absinthe drips and classic cocktails. But not everyone’s happy about it.
Louisiana transplant and writer Cajun Boy is neither amused nor shy about it. His Twitter feed reads:
A New Orleans-themed bar in NYC called Ninth Ward has opened. Maybe I’ll open a NYC-themed bar in New Orleans and call it World Trade Center
He has a point, but those are some big guns he’s bringing out. What say you?