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Country Club Opts For Booze Over Nudity, Ming's Opens in West End, & More

Also: Buffa's and Sidney Torres compromise for another 30 days over sound violations, and Ian McNulty digs in at Peche.

A pool party at The Country Club
A pool party at The Country Club
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BYWATER: Sorry folks, the clothing optional pool/drag brunch epicenter The Country Club will be clothing optional no more in order to keep their license to booze. Keep your shirts on. [NOLA.com]

WEST END: Sarah Baird reports that Ming's Chinese is now open at 7224 Pontchartrain Blvd. [Gambit]

NOLA: This week Ian McNulty digs into aebelskivers at Toast, stuffed peppers at Tony Mandina's, and grilled chicken with white barbecue sauce at Peche: "these skewered chicken thighs ($9) are incredibly delicious." [Advocate]

MARIGNY: Friendly neighbors Sidney Torres and Buffa's have agreed to another 30-day compromise over the bar's reported sound violations: "The agreement continues limited performance hours and ensures soundproofing is in place." Since the first 60-day compromise began this summer Buffa's has apparently "lost nearly $14,000... and has spent more than $20,000 on legal fees and soundproofing." [Gambit]

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