Top Chef’s Isaac Toups opening new restaurant in Central City

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Toups South, one of New Orleans’ most anticipated restaurant openings this year, will officially open its doors Oct. 5 at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB) at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.

Toups South will mark the second New Orleans outpost for Chef Isaac Toups, who earned “fan favorite” on BRAVO’s Top Chef Season 13, and his wife/co-owner Amanda Toups. The restaurant will serve as both a dining destination and a living exhibit, showcasing the cookery, flavors and culinary traditions of the South.


“We’re really excited to open in Central City in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum,” says Amanda Toups. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this up and coming neighborhood and know we’ll feel right at home.”

SoFAB Director Liz Williams shares her excitement.

“With the opening of Toups South the fully participatory component of visiting SoFAB and experiencing the food and drink will be complete,” Williams says.  “There will be nothing better or more fun.”

While Toups Meatery features modern Cajun cuisine, the menu at Toups South will pay tribute to the ingredients and techniques of the South – from South Carolina Lowcountry to Texas BBQ and everything in between.

The 2,000-square-foot restaurant blends rustic charm with modern touches, creating an unpretentious environment where the food shines and conversation flows.