Starting today, Sissy’s is open for lunch from Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new lunch is something owner Lisa Garza, ex-execuchef Jeffery Hobbs and new execuchef Chris Ostlund have been working on together. Yesterday, at the media lunch I was invited to, Jeffery Hobbs was nowhere to be found. He’s officially moved onto his own personal projects. “I could not have opened without him,” said Garza. She’s known Hobbs ever since he was the chef de cuisine at Suze and wishes him the best of luck. But as for Chris Ostlund, the new executive chef whose résumé includes a stint at the Garden Cafe, Garza said she “could not be prouder of the job he’s done.”
Garza wanted to keep her lunch menu on the lighter end, which is why there are several signature salads and sandwiches to choose from. The muffaletta is a New Orleans-style puffy sandwich with layers of provolone, ham, hot coppa, mortadella, and salami ($13). Hearty salads – like the pickled Gulf shrimp salad ($20) and lump crab cake salad ($24)- were made with the intention of filling you up for lunch. No empty stomach gets left behind at Sissy’s – especially not when Sissy’s famous fried chicken is still available to order by the bucket during lunchtime.
Jump for a look at the lunch menu.