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Eclairs Galore, Kermit at Lil Gem, Top Chef Mania

UPTOWN? In case you thought Sucre was joking about only having ECLAIRS in their pastry case during October, the proof is in this picture tweeted earlier today by co-owner Joel Dondis. [Twitter]

CBD? Kermit Ruffins is trying to phase out his late night gigs, and is now doing 7 p.m. shows at Little Gem Saloon on Saturday nights, Keith Spera reports in this look at Little Gem's hot new musical residencies. [NOLA.com]

NOLA? The Times-Pic is reliving the glory that was Padma's Picks, the web-series that decided two NOLA cheftestapanat, in anticipation of tomorrow night's Top Chef: New Orleans debut. [NOLA.com]

NOLA? Speaking of Top Chef: New Orleans, apparently this season is "crammed with integrations," meaning branding galore. [EN, Adweekly]

CENTRAL CITY? Chef Ryan Hughes and Chris Debarr are teaming up again at Purloo (inside the New ORleans Cooking Experience) for a Tuscan themed wine dinner this Friday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.. Wine pairings from Casa Vinicola Zonin (they're known for proseccos). $75/person, $48 without wine pairings. Call (504) 430-1840 for reservations. [Gambit]

Inside Lil Gem Saloon [Photo: Twitter]

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