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Martinique's Courtyard Upgrade, Crawfish Alert, & More

UPTOWN— Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine) has made a big renovation to their outdoor garden area/courtyard, removing the tent and installing a retractable roof and walls that will allow for 'garden room' seating year round despite the weather, and it's also temperature controlled. Chef Eric LaBouchere has recently launched a new spring menu too. [Eaterwire]

MID CITY— Crawfish hub KJean (236 N. Carrollton) has switched hands and is now called Cajun Brothers, and Brett Anderson has the scoop. Anderson also get his mudbug on at Perino's Boiling Pot, Bevi Seafood, Cajun Seafood, and Frankie & Johnny's this week too. []

NOLA— Brett Anderson will also list his top 10 crawfish restaurants by the end of the week, so prepare for your entire frontal lobe melt off when the hotness is unleashed. []

QUARTER— Mark your calendars... The fifth annual Oyster Festival will descend upon Woldenberg Riverfront Park May 30-June 2. Once again the fest will feature oyster competitions including the Acme Oyster Eating Contest, the P&J Oyster Shucking Competition and the New Orleans Fish House Largest Oyster Contest, plus live music, and tons of food and drink for purchase. [Eaterwire]

UPTOWN— Robert Morris reports that city officials have approved the demolition of the Roly Poly on Tchoup and Jefferson "to the dismay of the restaurant's current employees." No date has been set for the demolition, and the bank set to go there still doesn't have permission to tear down a neighboring house. [UptownMessenger]

QUARTER— The Times-Pic listicles six bars to hit up after this weekend's French Quarter Festival: Chart Room, Cosimo's, The Erin Rose, Flanagan's, and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. []

Martinique Bistro [Photo: Facebook]