K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen permanently closes due to COVID-19 restrictions

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K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, a famed upscale French Quarter restaurant, has closed permanently due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a spokeswoman.

In a statement released by spokeswoman Brenda Prudhomme on July 13, K-Paul’s has closed permanently due to government orders issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for the restaurant to stay open, according to the The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.

K-Paul’s continued to operate on a take-out basis following state and local coronavirus-related orders in March shutting down restaurants for dine-in service. The restaurant announced a temporary closure in June.

The restaurant, located at 416 Chartres St., was founded by Louisiana-born celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme and his wife Kay in 1979, and became widely known for its Cajun and Creole menu.

Prudhomme died in 2015 while his wife died in 1986. His niece, Brenda, and her husband, chef Paul Miller, took over the business in 2015.