Preux & Proper, which takes over the space formerly occupied by the beautifully designed Parish, is overseen by Michael Ruiz (The Morrison). The restaurant has which has a market-driven set of small and shareable plates, like wood-grilled oysters and smoked shrimp beignets. Naturally, this place features a raw bar which tends to be the profit center at many restaurants these days, with many offerings from the Gulf Coast. A muffaletta plates replaces the traditional charcuterie board with house-cured meats, while grilled short ribs marinaded with Abita and sided with cajun kimchi shows a bit more of Ruiz’s ambitions here. Downstairs, things get a little more Bourbon Street, with a full-on daiquiri bar, which will pair well with the Sunday NFL games. Pablo Moix is putting together a moonshine cocktail menu like juleps, sazeracs, and hurricanes, while the beer menu will feature the largest selection of Abita brews available anywhere in L.A. NOLA transplants better get ready.