CBD First Fridays return to the 500 block Fulton Street tomorrow, May 2, from 7-11 p.m. with live music, seasonal cocktails and fest-inspired foods from Manning's, Ruth's Chris, Grand Isle and Gordon Biersch. Tickets are $20-$60. Tix/info right here. [Eaterwire]
LAKEVIEW Nicola Jones reports that The Sweet Life Bakery (6268 Vicksburg St.) "is exploring sugar-free dessert options and developing a king cake made from croissant dough to ship nationwide. New Orleans Ice Cream Company's offerings were recently added to the bakery's menu and milkshakes will be available during the summer." [Gambit]
MARERRO Sterling Farms, the grocery store co-owned by Treme actor Wendell Pierce, has shuttered after about a year in business, though apparently there are still plans to expand nationally, with mention of local convenience stores also coming soon. [NOLA.com]
MID CITY Della Hasselle reports that The Greater Mid-City Business Association is currently seeking donations to celebrate the New Orleans Police Department's First District with a crawfish boil in City Park on May 17.
The courtyard at Manning's [Photo: Facebook]