Local chef and “Food Network Star” contestant Jay Ducote announced last week he was joining the upcoming White Star Market with Gov’t Taco, a Ducote-style taco restaurant, and now the owners of Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar are following in his footsteps.
Jolie @ The Market will open shop at the end of this year or the beginning of next year, The Advocate reports. The menu will include po’boys, as well as the restaurant’s signature oysters.
“What the team at Jolie Pearl has done with their restaurant downtown was very appealing to me. They understand the community aspect to their business and that’s very important at White Star as well,” White Star Market owner Clark Gaines, said in a statement according to The Advocate. “They’ll rely on the infrastructure they’ve built while also creating a concept unique to our Market.”