The Ruby Slipper Café will soon open its first location in Mobile, Alabama. Owners of the New Orleans eatery are about to begin renovations on a space in the historic Staples Pake building in downtown Mobile and plan to open in the Spring of 2018, per permit approvals. Focused on growing in the South East, this restaurant will mark The Ruby Slipper Café’s ninth restaurant in total and its second in Alabama.

“Our Ruby Slipper family has been itching to continue to grow here in Alabama,” says Jennifer Weishaupt, owner of The Ruby Slipper Café. “We are excited to continue to share our brand of Southern charm with the Mobile community.”

Once open, patrons can expect The Slipper’s classic menu featuring its signature twists on old Southern favorites, like the award-winning BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Eggs Cochon Benedict, and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu. These dishes, as well as The Slipper’s eye-opening cocktails, are some of the many reasons The Ruby Slipper Café continues to be included on “best of” lists across the Gulf South.

“The Café is already a destination in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast,” Weishaupt says. “We hope to continue to spread our flavors and sense of homecoming to our new neighbors in Mobile.”

Staples Pake has recently been renovated and returned to its original 1850’s glory, with all the amenities of modern day. The Café will occupy the corner section of the three-story brick building that has served as a business center of Mobile since the nineteenth century. NOLA Revival, a subsidiary of BEC Development, is responsible for the renovation.

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