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IRISH CHANNEL#151; Alex Rawls of My Spilt Milk talks to Salu's new chef Dustin Brien this week. "It's a good menu," Brien says of Salu. "I didn't see the need to come in here and blow it up." Though he is tweaking it... some of least-loved tapas have been ditched and the lunch service features more sandwiches. [MySpiltMilk]

OAK STREET? The Maple Leaf is having a Mayan doomsday party tomorrow, December 21, with a block party/all night dance party with Galactic Alignment Band and New Orleans FUNK Allstars. There will by "Mayan delicacies" on hand... Check out the details here. [UptownMessenger]

CARROLLTON? Boucherie Chef Nathaniel Zimet won Chopped last night. Duh... would anyone expect him to lose? He filmed the show just 11 months after being held up and shot three times in front of his home. [NOLA.com]

CBD? Tonight is the sold out Tales of the Toddy at the Hyatt Regency, 5:30-8:30p.m. Bartenders create custom yuletide cocktails, guests vote for their favorite. The Times-Pic also has a list of other things people in ugly Christmas sweaters can do tonight. [NOLA.com]

Maple Leaf Bar [Photo: Official Website]

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