The blog's shutting down a little early today to observe that wonderful thing known in the media biz as Summer Fridays. Be back Monday, have a great weekend.
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NOLA After this morning's fire that leveled the pie-making facility in the Marigny, the ever-popular Hubig's Pies quickly sold out across town. The Mid City Rouse's was out before 8 a.m., and Terranova's grocery store sold out within 15 minutes. [EaterWire, FSJNA]
NOLA Meanwhile, 100% of the proceeds from "any pie-related shirt" at Fun Rock'n and Pop City on Magazine Street will go to the Hubig's rebuilding. [Gambit]
HAPPY HOURS?Uptown crepe shop La Crêpe Nanou is launching an "afternoon parlor" happy hour on Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m., with "bubbles, bites and booze" specials. [EaterWire]
COMING ATTRACTIONS?As part of the 2012 Times-Pic bar guide, Todd Price talks to a number of bartenders who recently moved here. These include tiki man Jeff "Beachbum" Barry, who says he's planning to open a bar. "[L]et me just say this: There will be rum. We’re trying to come up with something a little skewed. But still, we will be serving tropical drinks in the tropics." [TP]