The Big Messy: Ahnvee Closed
|SoBe's take on New Orleans: D.O.A.|
Short Order saw it coming, as we wrote after Ahnvee's August premiere: "Let's not jump to the conclusion that this is just another misguided project aimed at a demographic that doesn't exist (wealthy people who enjoy eating red beans and rice). I mean, maybe they're just kidding about the Wagyu. On the other hand, it's probably not a great sign that of 9 photos sent to us, only one was of food -- and it doesn't look very Cajun or Creole."
God forbid they would have just tried opening a regular old Cajun joint with funky atmospherics, down home cooking, cold beers, lively music (maybe a little Clifton Chenier and Professor Longhair), and affordable prices. But noooooo....it had to be about two sound stages, and seven-foot tall banquette seats with screens built into them, and Swarovski crystal pendants, Wagyu steaks, this type of chandelier, that type of glassware, and "10 beautiful models that will be called Ahnvee's Angels".
As of this writing we're not certain that Ahnvee is permanently down -- but if it is, good riddance!