LINCOLN PARK — The tastes of New Orleans are about to make their way to Fullerton Avenue.
Epiphany Bistro, a sit-down dinner spot serving up Cajun and Creole dishes, is set for a soft opening Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant will open in the former Nesh Mediterranean Grill space at 734 W. Fullerton Ave.
The food will have a southern flare with "more of an eclectic spin on it," according to chef/owner Carmelia Wrenn-Martin.
Some menu items include a pan-fried red drum fish, fried alligator and a create-your-own gumbo option.
The restaurant will be open for dinner during the week and will serve brunch on the weekends.
Wrenn-Martin described the space as having a "boutiquish" feel with an ambiance of art and jazz.
The menu will feature an extensive wine list as well as bourbons and whiskey.
Wrenn-Martin said she grew up watching her grandparents and mom cooking in Louisiana and the Mississippi delta areas and is excited to bring those southern flavors to the neighborhood.
"I was raised in Chicago, but spent every summer as a kid in the Gulf area," she said.
The restaurant will have seating for 50 and will feature a weekly Monday night oyster special.
Martin currently runs a catering company called Epiphania Blu, and this is her first restaurant.
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