Takeout soared, so this Metairie restaurant created its own market for it, adding booze


During the height of the pandemic, takeout orders kept many restaurants open even as safety protocols kept dining rooms closed. Some have seen demand for that kind of service endure long after all restrictions were lifted.

That experience was the inspiration for a new addition to the Boulevard American Bistro in Metairie (4241 Veterans Blvd., 504-889-2301).