- Sectors Hospitality
A Baton Rouge-based restaurateur team have opened Junior’s on Harrison, a family-friendly, modern American restaurant in the former Cava location in Lakeview. Nick Hufft and Lon Marchand, New Orleans locals that run two eateries and a mobile creamery in Baton Rouge, snagged Jacob Cureton as head chef, who most recently ran the kitchen at local brunch favorite Atchafalaya.
Hufft and Marchand bill Junior’s as a “strangely familiar neighborhood joint” serving starters like a weekly rotating seafood. Designed by Hufft and Marchand with local architecture firm Studio Cicada, the renovation of the former Cava space was fairly extensive, resulting in a light-filled, landscaped interior. A huge whicker light fixture hangs over the open lunch counter at the entrance, leading to a dining room with natural woods, blue and grey leathers, marble touches, and greenery.
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