Y&H has not been able to independently confirm this information yet, but ARLnow reported today that former Passion Food pastry chef David Guas has signed a lease to open Bayou Bakery in the former Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe space at Arlington Courthouse.
Details are thin at this point, but ARLnow notes that “Bayou Bakery just applied for a license to serve wine and beer. The form describes the restaurant of having a seating capacity between 1 and 100, which doesn’t really narrow it down much.”
When I spoke with Guas last year, not long after his planned partnership with the Liberty Tavern team fell apart, he suggested that Bayou Bakery would combine both sweet and savory foods. “The lunch menu is letting me play around with fun sandwiches that I grew up eating,” the New Orleans native told me. “It saves me some money on plane tickets to go back home to Louisiana.”
Y&H is imagining muffalettas, po’ boys, beignets, buttermilk drops, eclairs, and cafe au lait. This place cannot open fast enough.