Today, one of the most iconic and historic restaurants in the city is reopening, and it's actually one of the three oldest restaurants in New Orleans.
After a 106 year run, Café Sbisa closed in 2005, but that doesn't mean this city has forgotten about the three-story French Quarter building that local residents, musicians and artists used to claim as "their" restaurant and bar.
Cafe Sbisa is located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, right near the intersection of St. Philip and Decatur, and joining the Eyewitness Morning News with more about the exciting re-opening is Cafe Sbisa Chef Michael Pedranti.
A three-alarm fire was initially reported at Cafe Sbisa on September 26, but the fire was actually in the building next door to the café.
The historic Cafe Sbisa will be open for lunch and dinner every day except Tuesdays. On Sundays, there's also a traditional champagne brunch with bottomless mimosas. And as an added bonus, four bordello rooms on the third floor of Cafe Sbisba are reopening for private parties and events, each with a private bar and access to a balcony overlooking Decatur Street.