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Spoonbill Watering Hole To Open Downtown

Oct 30, 2018 02:55PM ● By Staff Writer

The former Filling Station Restaurant in downtown Lafayette holds many great memories for festival and party goers in Acadiana. Fortunately, the landmark facility will soon be occupied by a new tenant who is ready to wow patrons with a whole new twist.

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant will open later this year, utilizing the Roseate Spoonbill as its mascot. The fully updated restaurant will not merely be a name update, but a completely new idea from residents in Lafayette. Chef Jeremy Conner, Stephen Verret, and Adam Loftin desired to create a culinary journey through Louisiana’s rich culture.

“The building is nostalgic to many within Acadiana… Our goal is to offer Acadiana a brand new, enlivened experience that extends that sense of place while creating something new and beautiful,” Chef Conner explains.

The original restaurant concept will feature an open kitchen allowing patrons to view chefs as they prepare meals. On the watering hole end, bartenders will serve craft cocktails at a large curved bar. Construction work is already underway at the building which boasts newly installed wrap around windows.

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant is located at 900 Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette.

By: Ryan Borland