Chef Eddie Adams is bringing New Orleans flavor to Nob Hill in a big way, opening Chef Eddie’s N’awlins Mardi Gras Cafe at 3718 Central, at Central and Solano. Some Albuquerque restaurant goers might remember Adams; he is the former owner of the Gulf Coast Eatery that was located at Juan Tabo and Eubank. He’s a former food and beverage director at Gardunos and a division chef for US Foods. Adams is also the founder and CEO of Cajun Flavors Spices. Suffice it to say he has made his way around the restaurant industry, as Nawlins Mardi Gras Cafe will be the 13th restaurant he’s either opened or been a part of in Albuquerque, Tampa and Clearwater, Fla, and his native New Orleans.
He’s been in Florida for the past 12 years and he is excited to return to Albuquerque and reconnect with his customers. “I love the vibe in Nob Hill and am excited about the location,” Adams told Business First. “There’s a lot of work to do. I’m putting a whole new face on the building and in the interior….The whole restaurant is based on what is on the calendar in New Orleans,” he said. “We’ll have the beignets, coffee, gumbo, jambalaya, you name it. When you walk in, if you’re not transported from New Mexico to New Orleans I’ve done something wrong.â€