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Catch Tory's Turtle, Healthy Vietnamese, More Locavore

NOLA? James Beard Award winning chef Tory McPhail has just released this live turtle/Commander's mascot named 'Freedom' somewhere in town, and if you find and return her (erm, him?) you'll receive dinner for four at the chef's table of Commander's Palace. Bizarre, but true. Just make sure to wash your hands.[Eaterwire]

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Photo courtesy of Commander's Palace

Commander's Palace

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