Acclaimed New Orleans-based eatery debuts signature menu in new Louisiana location
Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group’s unique take on brunch with sweet pastries and savory Cajun-inspired faire is stepping in style to the city of Metairie.
Located at 4236 Veterans Memorial Blvd, near the Clearview City Center, the new location is perfect for grabbing a seasonal breakfast beignet or spicy bloody mary on the way to work or an afternoon of shopping. The new location marks the brand’s second in the area, ninth in the state, and 23rd nationwide.
Before opening day on Oct. 16, the new Ruby Slipper will preview its menu on Oct. 13 and 14 with private, invitation-only tastings for local influencers and members of the media.
Opening-day events will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Metairie Chamber of Commerce and check presentations to local not-for-profit organizations The Second Harvest Food Bank and The Roots of Music. The latter is an organization dedicated to bringing music education, academic support and mentorship to the youth of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Students from The Roots of Music will also be performing some New Orleans-style jazz throughout the festivities.
“One thing we love even more than ‘that brunch life’ is lifting up our community through food and culture,” Ruby Slipper CEO Elizabeth McGee said. “We invite everyone to come out and support these two worthy organizations that do so much good for the people of Louisiana while enjoying a Bacon Bloody Mary and some amazing Bananas Foster French Toast.”
Representatives from the Second Harvest Food Bank agree.
“Through our opportunity to partner with Ruby Slipper, we continue to elevate our efforts to fight food insecurity,” Community Relations Manager Kathryn Gsell said. “This partnership will directly impact our ability to fulfill our mission for our neighbors across southeast Louisiana.”
Guests can visit the Metairie Ruby Slipper on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. and weekends until 3 p.m.
Ruby Slipper is still hiring for front- and back-of-house positions at the Metairie location. Candidates interested in learning about career opportunities with competitive wages and other valuable benefits are invited to visit Ruby Slipper’s career page here.
Ruby Slipper is a unique concept specializing in ‘that brunch life,’ with cocktails and mimosas for its famous, all-day “boozy brunch” as well as sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options. Born from the undeniable spirit and soul of New Orleans, it’s a place where the good times roll all day every day.
The original Ruby Slipper Café opened in New Orleans over 14 years ago and has since expanded with Ruby Slipper and Ruby Sunshine locations across Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. To learn more, visit rubybrunch.com.
Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) is the largest charitable anti-hunger network in the state leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Each and every day, our neighbors across South Louisiana struggle to access the healthy, nutritious food they need for themselves and their families. Working with our partners, SHFB helps ensure the basic food needs of families and individuals in our community are met.
Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group was founded in New Orleans in 2008 to help bring the community together over a shared love for brunch. Over a decade since that first cozy Ruby Slipper Café, the group has grown to operate two brands with more than 20 restaurants in six states. Both Ruby Sunshine and Ruby Slipper Café are open seven days a week, serving all-day brunch and eye-opening cocktails. For more, follow Ruby Sunshine on Facebook and Instagram, and visit online at rubybrunch.com.