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Weekend O' Gumbo; Never Trust NYC Biscuits

NEW IBERIA/BRIDGE CITY/CHACKBAY? This weekend three festivals -- the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff in New Iberia, the Bridge City Gumbo Festival and the Louisiana Gumbo Festival in Chackbay -- celebrate that culinary/cultural icon: gumbo. The fests will serve over 2,600 gallons of Gumbo combined from October 12-14. []

ORLEANS PARISH? The Gambit has five places to go for huevos rancheros this week, including Coulis, Fiesta Latina, Panola Street Cafe. Surrey's has a smoked salmon, goat cheese and capers version. And Canal Street Bistro has a unique grilled plantain and roasted tomato salsa topping. [Gambit]

BRETT'S TRAVELS?Current Yankee/Times-Pic writer, Brett Anderson on making wise choices: "If my mother had raised me in the South, she would have warned me to be wary of biscuits and gravy in NYC." [Twitter]

Inside Surrey's [Photo: flickr/infrogmation]