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Buttermilk and Bourbon brings Bourbon Street to Back Bay (PHOTOS)

The new Jason Santos' concept explores the music, style and ample cocktail culture of New Orleans.
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    Chef Jason Santos |Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Gina Ramos and Kevin Greene|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The Sean Oliver Trio provided musical entertainment.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Alex Broadbent and Rachel Klein|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Bonnie Wong and Jeff London|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Relatives of Chef Jason Santos, Deb Rich and Linda Ferrigno|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Amanda Truesdell and Anastasia Francis|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Boston Harbor Distillery owner Rhonda Kallman and Michael Ray.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Jason Santos with Project Runway Season 15 winner Erin Robertson.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Sean Moriarty and Shannon Flett|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Kareem Agha|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Elena Eason reads tarot cards for Lily Burns|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Jenna Canfield, Katie Hint and Emily Sweeney|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Mary Jane and Adrien Descarpentries|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Ray Gooding and Gina-Marie Murphy|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Isabella and Jessica Grundid|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Sam Wallace and Leigh Anne Dempsey|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Jen Royle and Janet Wu|Derek Kouyoumjian

Chef Jason Santos debuted his new New Orleans-themed concept in Back Bay with the grand opening of Buttermilk & Bourbon at 160 Commonwealth Ave. The newest restaurant in Santos' roster (he also helms the Theatre District's Abby Lane) features NOLA-inspired grub — think beignets, BBQ shrimp and oysters on the half-shell — and individual dining and lounging rooms named for famed districts and neighborhoods — think: the Garden District and the French Quarter.

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The Hurricanes on-tap and frozen melon-flavored Grenades were free flowing on Tuesday night's party, with Santos' guests breaking in the new space with live tarot readings in the Voodoo Lounge and freshly shucked oysters on ice.

The Southern-style eatery takes the place of Back Bay tapas staple, BarLola, and sits on the corner of Commonwealth and Dartmouth, close to Kathy Sidell's tinned seafood hot spot Saltie Girl and the always popular and newly reopened, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar.


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