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Soft Shell Crab Scarcity, RioMar's Prohibition Parlor

NOLA? Susan Langenhennig reports that soft shell crab season "has gotten off to a slow start this year, with crab hauls way down," but she still has a short list of restaurants that have been lucky enough to nab some including Origami, Maya's, and Clancy's. []

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT? Ms. L also reports that RioMar is having a "Prohibition Parlor" happy hour this Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. with popular cocktails from the days of Daisy Buchanan, just don't let her drive home. []

QUARTER?Richard A. Webster again reports that Habana Outpost is still moving forward despite residents threatening to sue the Vieux Carre Commission if they give the project final approval.Opponents fear parking and noise issues surrounding the 233-seat Cuban chain restaurant that is known for hosting outdoor entertainment and parties in NYC and Malibu locations. []

Origami [Photo: Josh Brasted]