Hot Rolls for the Museum District

HOT ROLLS FOR THE MUSEUM DISTRICT A passerby notes there’s construction going on at 5512 La Branch, around the corner from the Children’s Museum. Going in at that address: an establishment named after the proprietors’ late great grandmother, culinary entrepreneur and hot-roll-mix pioneer Lucille Bishop Smith, who on the restaurant’s Facebook page is shown in photos feeding her creations to grocery-store shoppers and boxing champ Joe Louis and greeting Martin Luther King. Lucille’s, scheduled to open this month, promises to feature Southern cooking “with infusions of European gourmet techniques.” [Facebook via Swamplot inbox] Photo: LoopNet

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  • Looking forward to checking this place out.

  • Please don’t infuse anything foreign into Southern cuisine. Stick with the basics, and you’ll do fine. Start infusing, confusing, inflating, conflating, and you’ll go the way of Textile.

  • Eric, I would argue that all good Southern food is directly because of foreign infusing. I think what you really mean is, don’t be pretentious foodie hipster “look how cool/unique/creative” spot, we will see how it ends up. I look forward to trying it out.

  • Please be affordable! I want to dine out without having to eat ramen noodles for lunch the next day.

    Great location to tap into the day crowds (museum patrons, Hermann Park visitors, nearby church-goers)- but it remains to be seen whether this will draw a night-time crowd. I’m hoping this will infuse a little night life into this area.