Louisiana Eateries

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The Pearl Restaurant & Oyster Bar
New Orleans, LA
The Pearl Restaurant & Oyster Bar was founded in the late 1920s. There are two signs: the blue one under the balcony and the red one above it. The red one has neon on only one side. The terrazzo oyster sidewalk has been here since at least the 1940s. The restaurant closed in 2015 and was still vacant in 2019. The signs are still there. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Cafe du Monde
New Orleans, LA
The Cafe du Monde was established in the French Market in 1862. They are best known for their dark roasted coffee and beignets (square doughnuts covered with powdered sugar). [map]

former Brocato's Stopmoor Restaurant
Shreveport, LA
The former Brocato's Stopmoor Restaurant was built in 1946 as their second location in Shreveport. The restaurant closed around 2005 and the building has housed several other restaurants since then. It currently houses India's Bar & Grill. The sign was probably built in the late 1950s or early 1960s. It had to have been inspired by the Holiday Inn Great Sign which was developed in 1952. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Thibodaux, LA
The Malt-N-Burger opened in 1950. There were probably car hops originally. The ice cream cone sign might have come from a Dairy Queen. It appears to have had neon. The rooftop sign has been replaced with channel bulb signs on both sides of the canopy. [map]

Cut Rate Liquor
Leesville, LA
This Cut Rate Liquor building looks like a former drive-in restaurant. Does anyone know anything about this place? The building was vacant in 2019. [map]

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