One of the season’s most highly anticipated new NOLA restaurants, DTB, opened on Oak Street less than a month ago. DTB, which stands for Down the Bayou, is the latest hotspot for coastal Cajun cuisine and a fabulous bar scene. It’s the perfect spot for happy hour with your babes or a even a first date!
Co-Owners Jacob Naquin and Chef Carl Schaubhut –who grew up on Bayou Dularge and Des Allemands respectively – created an inventive and approachable concept based on their Louisiana roots. The menu at DTB, developed by Schaubhut and Chef de Cuisine Jacob Hammel, focuses on modern takes of Southern Louisiana’s coastal cuisine, recreating classic dishes with a creative twist!
Here’s what you should get when you visit DTB for happy hour,
Because happy hour = drinks, duh! Beverage Director Lu Brow created a bar program that perfectly complements the Chefs’ s menu and focus on creative concoctions using Louisiana ingredients. These were some of our favorite drinks,
We also loved the Fire on the Bayou – Cathead vodka infused with DTB pepper jelly, lillet + citrus. served with a draft pony of your choice. We drank it too quickly and forgot to photograph it 🙁
The sociables at DTB are the perfect sized starters, and part of their $5 happy hour menu! These are all meant to be shared and mix n’ matched.
We didn’t have dessert this time around. Shame on us because they look absolutely delicious, especially the Ice Cream Sandwich. The menu features 3 nightcaps: Banana Toffee Cake with banana pudding, meringue, peanuts and sesame; Ice Cream Sandwich with gateau de sirop, creole cream cheese ice cream and pecans; and Seasonal Hand Pie with bouillie custard and candied jalapeño.
There you have it, Babes. Spice up your happy hour game and head to DTB this week.
DTB is located at 8201 Oak Street, Suite 1 in New Orleans. The restaurant serves dinner Monday through Saturday from 5PM – 10PM. Ample street parking available. For reservations or further information, please call (504) 518-6899 or visit www.dtbnola.com.