Portico Coupons and Deals
The old Calendar’s restaurant on Sherwood Forest and Coursey boulevards has received a drastic makeover, reopening as restaurant-bar Portico. Started by owner-partners Stephen Walker, Kenny O'Neil in Monroe in 2006, the concept has proved a hit in both its home city and the Ruston location, open since 2009. Stephen and Kenny along with partners Trey Woods and Kyle Edmiston, are hoping Baton Rougeans will also welcome Portico with open arms.Although the interior is slick and modern, Walker says customers are as welcome to walk in wearing shorts and flip-flops as a coat and tie. “We want it to have a neighborhood feel,” he says. “We want the city to feel like this is their restaurant as much as ours.” A garage door in the bar opens up onto a spacious patio that’s nicely shaded during the summer months, and will be kept warm by a fireplace when the weather turns cool. The menu includes a wide variety of dishes— everything from classic bar food like buffalo wings and shrimp po-boys to filets and lasagna. There’s also a daily $8 lunch special for those looking to grab a bite to eat on break.