Port of Call briefly opens, abruptly closes; promises to reopen

(Photo: Port of Call in 2009. | Infrogmation/CC)
A popular burger joint in the French Quarter abruptly closed its doors on Saturday, one day after it reopened for business and after a new city COVID-19 restriction on restaurants.

Port of Call, located at 838 Esplanade Ave., closed on Saturday until further notice after reopening on Friday for takeout service.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Friday announced a ban on to-go alcoholic drinks as a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus. The restriction went into effect at 6 a.m. on Saturday.

But the closure isn’t permanent. The restaurant, also known for its baked potatoes and Monsoon mixed drinks, said it will reopen.

“We are not closing permanently,” the restaurant announced over social media on Saturday. “Just waiting for the right time to reopen.”

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