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NOLA— Judy Walker listicles a ton of Friday fish fries starting tomorrow, courtesy of the Archdioses of New Orleans, for all your Lenten needs. [NOLA.com]

NOLA— BJ's, Satsuma Cafe, Green Goddess and more haunts make it into this cringe-tastic New York Time's travel piece about experiencing the culture of New Orleans with the same "fresh eyes and ears" as certain hipstery transplants. [NYT]

NOLA— Meanwhile Jarvis Debarry has already thrown some serious shade at the aforementioned NYT article with his own take down right here. [NOLA.com]

UPTOWN— The Sammich has officially opened at 7708 Maple Street, with small plates and all sorts of gourmet 'sammiches' including giant fried lobster, duck confit, and Cuban variations on the po' boy. [Facebook]

LOUISIANA—Chain restaurant Hardee's has locations coming soon to Baton Rouge and Mandeville as part of an "initiative to open doors on 30 new restaurants in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas within seven years," reports Chelsea Brasted, including a new Mexican spin-off called Red Burrito. [NOLA.com]

NOLA— Scott Gold reports that The Kupcake Factory is giving away free mini cupcakes on Saturday, March 8, as part of the bakery's sixth anniversary. There are also gift card giveaways and a free cupcake with purchase of five. [Gambit]

LOUISIANA— "Bayou Teche had just released what is almost certainly the first commercial beer specifically brewed to complement boiled crawfish," reports Brett Anderson. Look for Saison D'Ecrivisses on tap or in the bottle from now until about June. [NOLA.com]

Kupcake Factory [Photo: Yelp/Treveontay M. ]

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