Tapalaya in the Kerns neighborhood is now the city’s home for New Orleans Saints fans.
Known for its southern cuisine, created by the restaurant’s bayou-born chef and owner Anh Luu, Tapalaya’s guests can now join New Orleans ex-pats and NFL fans to watch the Saints during football season on the restaurant’s brand new 55-inch screen.
With most of the Saints games airing on a Sunday or Monday night, guests can enjoy brunch, happy hour or dinner while watching the games. Additionally, Tapalaya will air Monday Night Football even when the Saints aren’t playing.
“I love the Saints and I spent many weekends with family and friends in New Orleans watching them play before moving to Portland,” said Luu. “Supporting the black and gold, the city of New Orleans and the #whodatnation here at Tapalaya means so much to me. It’s a perfect fit.”
Located on Northeast 28th’s restaurant row, Tapalaya, which is a combination of the words tapas and Jambalaya, offers contemporary Cajun/Creole tapas and a Vietnamese-inspired menu for both dinner and brunch.
Born to Vietnam War refugees in New Orleans, Luu and her family evacuated after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Luu was hired as executive chef at Tapalaya in May 2013 and purchased the restaurant from previous owner, Chantal Angot in March 2017.
For more information, call 503-232-6652 or visit www.tapalaya.com.