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Fharmacy restaurant is closed in Mid-City | Where NOLA Eats







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The Cali burger at Fharmacy NOLA combines a thick patty with fresh toppings. (Photo of legal staff by Ian McNulty, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


Pharmacy always seemed like an unlikely find as a restaurant in a narrow shotgun house with vacant lots on either side on the top block of Banks Street in Mid-City. However, over the course of six years it built a loyal following as a cross between a deli and a tavern, with a menu that satisfied many specific cravings and delivered one of the best burgers in town.

But now Fharmacy is closed forever, confirmed chef/owner Nhat Nguyen. The decision came after the many intensifying challenges people in the restaurant business have been facing since the pandemic turned their industry upside down.







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Fharmacy is located in an old shotgun house on Banks Street, near the VA courthouse and medical complex. (Photo of legal staff by Ian McNulty, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


The stress of keeping the small restaurant running created health issues that convinced him he had to resign, the chef said.

Fharmacy started observing irregular hours earlier this year; It’s been closed for good since last week.

The restaurant space at 2540 Banks Street is now up for lease, owner Gregory Guth said.







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Built in an old shotgun house, Fharmacy has diner contours and an eclectic menu. (Photo of legal staff by Ian McNulty, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


Fharmacy opened in 2016 when the new hospital complexes nearby were completed. The building was formerly home to the burger shop Dis & Dem.







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Chicago-style beef is a specialty sandwich at Fharmacy, a new mid-city eatery. (Photo of legal staff by Ian McNulty, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


It has the contours of a diner inside with an open plan kitchen with seating and a few tables in the room.







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Clams are cooked with a beer broth and lemongrass at Fharmacy, a bar and grill on Banks Street in Mid-City. (Photo of legal staff by Ian McNulty, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


The crew here stacked thick deli sandwiches, sliced ​​lemongrass chicken for tacos, seasoned spicy wings with sauce, deep-fried boudin balls and poured Belgian ale straight from the tap over bowls of mussels.







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Philly-style roast pork is stacked with leafy greens and served with crispy fries at Fharmacy, a contemporary Mid-City diner and deli. (Photo of legal staff by Ian McNulty, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


The Philly-style roast pork sandwich was stuffed with veggies, and Fharmacy was making a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich long before this regional staple received a new cachet through his role on the FX series The Bear.

The burgers—thick, coarsely ground, bubbly juice—were a major draw and ranked among the best in town.

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