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Guy's Damaged By Drunk Driver; Year End Round-Ups Galore

Plus, Cafe Freret shutters and residents protest demand for Royal Street pedestrian mall closure.

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UPTOWN— Helen Freund reports that Colorodo-based chain Moe's Original Bar B Que is now open at 3150 Calhoun (near Yulman Stadium) in the former, pre-Katrina location of Kokopelli's.  Open daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Close New Year's day. [Gambit]

UPTOWN— Freund also reports that Guy's Po-Boys is currently closed after being significantly damaged by a drunk driver, and that Freret staple Cafe Freret has shuttered for good. [Gambit]

NOLA— The Advocate's Ian McNulty rounds up his favorite food stories of the year including awesome profiles on Melba's and Kin.  He also takes a look back at the many industry greats and icons that passed away in 2015, including Willie Mae Seaton, Paul Prudhomme, and Joe Segreto.  [Advocate]

NOLA— The Times-Pic's memorable stories of 2015 include the reopening of St. Roch Market and the backlash surrounding it. []

NOLA— The Gambit's year in dining recap includes some memorable shutters including Maurepas Foods and NOLA Smokehouse. [Gambit]

QUARTER— Richard Webster reports that 700 people have signed a petition asking City Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey to reject the demand from Quarter businesses (including Brennan's) to permanently shut down the Royal Street pedestrian mall. []