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Daiquiri Versus Camel; Lamenting Food TV

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EVENT PLANNING? The Times Pic and WGNO both got a taste of what's in store for New Orleans Daiquiri Festival. The fest is tomorrow from 3-9p.m. with free admission, mod music, a bartending competition, and food and daiqs for purchase. [, WGNO]

NOTABLE/QUOTABLE? Oxford, Miss chef and NOLA native, Tom Currence, tells Eater about being on Top Chef: Masters: "What we had to do to perform for them — having to cook a cart of bugs or something like that — that was the unfortunate part. You don't really get to see what the chefs are truly capable of. Some food shows he calls "nothing short of absolutely retarded..." [Eater National]

TAILS AND ALES? Tomorrow night at the Fair Grounds Race Track. Ostriches, camels and team mascots will get their race on starting at 7:10p.m.. The craft beer tasting is $35 at the door and includes hors d'oeuvres. Regular admission is $10. [EaterWire]

Muriel's at Jackson Square [Photo: Yelp]