BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Jed’s Local, a Mid City Baton Rouge po’boy restaurant, is welcoming back diners after a months-long closure for renovations.
The restaurant announced it would have its last day of service before renovations on Monday, July 31. Now, the po’boy spot is ready to open back up its doors to guests after making changes with Southern comfort in mind for its design and menu.
Owner and chef Russell Davis said the restaurant underwent a full renovation, with changes made to its seating, lighting, floors, bar and décor to give guests an enhanced experience. Other changes included millwork, carpentry work, new uniforms for workers and changes to its service style. He estimated that the project cost around $75,000 to $80,000.
Renovation plans were made based on guests’ feedback and Davis’ goal of making the space “a little more relaxing.”
The menu is expanding, with new appetizers, entrees and desserts added. The bar will stay with a few adjustments and offer more liquor options, a new wine list and cocktails.
Another noticeable change for regulars will be the service style. Davis said the place started as a counter-service restaurant but after hearing guests’ input, there will be seated dining service. Reservations also will be taken online on Resy, an online restaurant reservation service.
Don’t worry. It’s not all changing. Davis reassured that Jed’s Local will still do takeout orders and keep it “casual and affordable.” The po’boy of the month will be back, too. Every sale of a limited-edition po’boy gives back to a Baton Rouge-area charity.
“Same Jed’s, same high quality, just improved and better,” said Davis.
The reopening date is set for Monday, Nov. 6. Hours for Jed’s Local is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Happy hour will be from 3-6 p.m. Monday to Friday, with discounts on wines, beers, cocktails and appetizers.
Jed’s Local is at 672 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge.