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Portico 9th Anniversary

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jan 5th, 2016

On November 25th, Portico Restaurant and Bar of Monroe celebrated their 9th anniversary with a rip roaring party for their very grateful patrons.  Guests were treated to complimentary hors d’oeuvres such as brisket sliders and crab beignets.  Choice Brands was also on hand to do a sampling of some delicious craft brews and hand out some always popular beer swag.  Yalobusha Blues Trail Farmhouse Ale and Abita Bourbon Street Coffee Stout were among the offerings.  Later in the evening, the party kicked up a notch when local favorite musicians James Simpson and Vince Chao were joined by Jim Payne of Better than Ezra fame.  The trio kept the crowd dancing late into the evening as owner Stephen Walker expressed his thanks and appreciation for the years of support from the community.  With an updated menu and new selection of craft beers and cocktails, Portico is going strong into their 10th year as one of Monroe’s most popular gathering spots.