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Lagniappe Bistro coming to First Ave. N in St. Petersburg

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Restaurant will give New Orleans Feel on First Ave.

For revelers looking to nosh after a late night of bar hopping, a new restaurant may be the ticket.

LB's (Lagniappe Bistro) is planning to open at 350 First Ave. N.

Lagniappe, "a little something extra" in French Creole, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Owner Charles Ricard says patrons will have Bourbon Street Deli, a dance floor and a New Orleans-style bistro to choose from.

Offerings will include sandwiches, crepes, beignets and Creole coffee for breakfast and lunch, as well as gumbo and other specialties for lunch and dinner. Upstairs is Desi, a cigar-and-truffle shop named for Ricard's mom, Lynette Despanza.

LB's will be open 23 hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays — closing for one hour each day between 2 and 3 a.m. By city rules, Ricard will not be allowed to sell liquor from 2 to 8 a.m.

St. Petersburg

Career coaches aid job search program

Learn the keys for a successful job search in an eight-week program beginning Tuesday at First Unity Church.

Taught by three professional career coaches, the Job Seeker Jump Start Program will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through March 23 at the church, 460 46th Ave. N.

Advance reservations are required. Call (727) 527-2222, ext. 107.

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Lagniappe Bistro coming to First Ave. N in St. Petersburg 01/30/10 [Last modified: Saturday, January 30, 2010 3:30am]
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