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La Cocinita Heading For Television; RIP Chris "Bozo" Vodanovich

And more dining news from around New Orleans.

La Cocinita
La Cocinita

FAUBOURG ST. JOHN: "The bright, lemon-soaked Brussels sprouts, I predict, will soon be popular enough that they'll need an agent." -Todd Price on 1,000 Figs, the new brick and mortar at 3141 Ponce De Leon St. from Fat Falafel. []

METAIRIE: The Advocate and WWL report that longtime owner of Bozo's oyster bar and seafood restaurant Chris "Bozo" Vodanovich has passed away at 86. Per Ian McNulty "by age 12 he had an official role delivering take-out orders on his bicycle" from the family restaurant, which he operated for 60+ years after his father passed away, including a relocation to Metairie.  The restaurant closed in 2013. [Advocate, WWL]

NOLA: NoDef reports that beloved food taco truck La Cocinita "will be featured on will be featured on the second season of CNBC's series Restaurant Startup this winter." [NolaDefender]