June 26, 2017 By Christian Murray
The popular New Orleans-themed restaurant Sugar Freak opened today in a new 30th Avenue location, across the street from its original venue that closed in February.
Sugar Freak has opened at 37-11 30th Avenue where the Mexican barbecue joint MexiBBQ operated before it shut its door in December.
The new space is almost twice the size of Sugar Freak’s original venue at 36-18 30th Avenue. The new space has seating for 90 people inside, and offers sidewalk seating for 30 additional diners.
Sugar Freak opened in 2011 and quickly became known for its funky interior and authentic New Orleans cuisine.
The restaurant will offer the same Louisiana dishes as it did before, including po’ boys, muffalettas, jambalaya and gumbo, and some new items. These will include seafood boils, waffle tacos and beignet eggs benedict.
The interior feel of the restaurant has not changed and every piece of furniture from the vintage plates on the walls to the tin ceiling has been moved to the new space, according to the owners.
The restaurant now has a counter for customers to place their orders before sitting down, and will also offer delivery, catering and lunch service for the first time.
The revamped Sugar Freak is being run by the original owner Michele Addeo as well as the former owner of MexiBBQ, James Paloumbis, and Chef Cristian Fajardo.