Stinky’s Fish Camp, a popular restaurant on Florida’s Emerald Coast, will open its first location in Louisiana this fall in the Baton Rouge Marriott on Corporate Boulevard.
The restaurant should open in September and occupy the dining area of the establishment. The Baton Rouge Marriott underwent a $ 23 million renovation that began in early 2016 and involved the expansion of all 299 rooms. Stinky’s will provide catering and room service for guests.
The $ 23 million renovation of the Baton Rouge Marriott is on track to be completed by spring.
Ralph Ney, general manager of the Baton Rouge Marriott, said Stinky’s would be a great addition to the hotel for the quality of its food and atmosphere.
“When the renovations are completed in September, the Marriott will be the destination for a great hotel stay, a great meeting and, now, a great meal,” said Ney.
Stinky’s has been in operation at Santa Rosa Beach since 2007, specializing in serving Gulf seafood at the table in a relaxed setting.
Chef Jim Richard, a native of Lafayette and one of the owners and operators of Stinky’s, said the restaurant serves dishes with a Southern Louisiana twist, such as hot crayfish tamales, fish tacos, Okra and oysters topped with cheddar cheese and jalapeño peppers.
“We like to do things a little differently at Stinky’s: On Mondays we serve crispy sucker catfish and white beans instead of kidney beans and sausage,” said Richard. “People are going to taste our food, and we know they will want to come back and host their family and business functions at this great new facility which has been renovated inside and out.
Richard’s Word of Mouth Restaurant Group has four other restaurants in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama, including Trenasse, located in the InterContinental hotel in New Orleans’ central business district.
The Baton Rouge restaurant will seat around 150 people. Prices will range from $ 19 to $ 28 for most entrees.
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