City Pork owner opening Rouj Creole in Perkins Rowe

Rouj Creole, a Creole-inspired restaurant, is planning to open in Perkins Rowe in mid-May.

The restaurant will operate in the 5,735-square-foot space that was formerly occupied by Applebee’s, next to Orvis. Behind the concept is City Group Hospitality Co., which also owns City Pork and City Slice.

City Group Managing Partner Stephen Hightower says the menu will encompass all aspects of Creole cuisine, including classic Louisiana as well as French, Spanish, Italian, Caribbean and West African dishes. The spelling of “Rouj” in the restaurant’s name, he says, is the Haitian spelling for “red.”