They gave us all a scare but, in the end, the family that owns the historic New Orleans restaurant Tujague's, and the building housing the restaurant, has worked out their differences (see the Roadfood.com review). Mark Latter, principle owner of the eatery he took control of after his father passed away in February, purchased the rest of Tujague's from other family members and signed a long-term lease with his uncle, who owns the building.
Tujague's will remain, for the most part, as it was, but a few changes are in store. The bar's hours will be expanded, and lunch, currently served Fridays through Sundays, will be served daily. They also want to freshen the place up a bit without changing the essential character of the restaurant. A la carte options will be added to the menu for the first time; Tujague's had long been one of the few remaining exclusively table d'hôte restaurants in New Orleans. And, word is, they're developing a Tujague's cookbook with Poppy Tooker.