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St Gleason Ale at the Bulldog, More on that 'Porkade'

The Bulldog Mid City.
The Bulldog Mid City.
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CRAFT BOOZE? This evening, Abita Beer will be offering its St. Gleason Ale at the Bulldog in Mid City. 25 cents from each pint go to the Gleason Family Foundation, in support of former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease last year. [Twitter]

GIMMICKS? In this case, we mean the word "gimmicks" in the nicest way possible. Here's more information on the "Porkade," which will be a part of this year's Hogs for the Cause barbecue festival: In addition to the Ring Around the Rosé wine toss previously reported, the Porkade will likely also involve a Big Green Egg raffle and some beer pong. [EaterWire]

EVENT PLANNING? Tomorrow morning, at 11:30 AM, watch people make themselves sick eating cupcakes. All in the name of charity of course?this is the Kupcake Factory's eating contest in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. And if you want to try your hand at an eating contest of this sort, today's the last day to register either at the Kupcake Factory or online. [EaterWire]