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Meltdown Treats; B-day Cake Project; Margarita Mix-Off

BYWATER—'Tis the season. Garden & Gun magazine names their favorite spots to get a frozen treat and Meltdown, which traded in their French Quarter location for space on St. Claude Avenue, made the list. The salted caramel and Vietnamese coffee–flavored popsicles both come highly recommended. [Garden & Gun]

NOLA—"The Birthday Cake Project" is artist Louise Neal's way of spreading the sweetness, as she's baking 30 cakes for 30 total strangers celebrating birthdays this month. The cakes are custom-made, either vanilla or chocolate, and there's a choice of three frostings. [WGNO]

LGD—A Summer Solstice Celebration is happening Saturday, June 21 at the Good Eggs NOLA warehouse (1746 Tchoup) where there will be a hog roast, live music, cold drinks, and "family-friendly events." Tickets are $5 and the shindig happens from 5 to 8 p.m. []

NOLA—There's less than a week 'til the Margarita Mix-off Finals take place at Fulton Alley on Monday, June 23. Audience applause determines the big winner as The Sazerac Bar's Matthew Steinvorth, Grand Isle's Kenny Thompson, and Redfish Grill's Al Martin face off. There's $5 marg specials, no cover, and free bowling afterward. [Where Y'at]
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