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McClure's Barbecue To Add Brunch; Taceaux Loceaux Launches Soupatruck

And more dining news from around New Orleans.


NOLA: McClure's Barbecue has closed up its shortlived Ocean Springs, Mississippi expansion after a few months in operation, but is considering adding a food truck here in town. More importantly, Neil McClure will add brunch to the popular Uptown spot starting in "the next few weeks." []

NOLA: Sarah Baird reports that Uber is delivering Haydel king cakes today, and you can order one until 4 p.m., so HURRY.  [Gambit]

EVERYWHERE: Judy Walker reports that celeb-chef John Besh will join fellow celeb-chefs Ina Garten and Tyler Florence as a culinary contributor for House Beautiful in 2015. []

CBD: Taceaux Loceaux will morph into the Soupatruck this Friday, January 9, in the Poydras/Loyola area with loads of soup including pozole and borscht. The Soupatruck will roll every Tues/Fri after that, with sandwiches and salads coming on board the menu too. []

CBD: According to Canal Street Beat, developers are hoping to bring a six-story multi-use building to the corner of Poydras and Loyola with retail on the ground floor and a giant 40,000 square foot Dave & Buster's located on the top floor. [CanalStreetBeat]

MARIGNY: An armed robbery went down at the front bar at Esplanade nightlife staple Buffa's last night. [Advocate]