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New Orleans Has Reached Peak Crawfish Season; Red's Is Red Hot

And more dining news from around New Orleans.

Tobias Womack (on right) in the kitchen at Red's Chinese
Tobias Womack (on right) in the kitchen at Red's Chinese

FRENCH QUARTER— Richard Webster reports that Antoine's is indeed allowed to have live music after neighbors attempted to have it banned via a lawsuit,  filed by "Vieux Carré Property Owners Residents and Associates, French Quarter Citizens, and Carol Allen" challenging "the decision of the city's Department of Safety and Permits to grant Antoine's a live entertainment permit in 2011." []

NOLA— Dillard University has been hosting the first annual Creole culinary conference Black Hand in The Pot this week. Some highlights here and here.]

NOLA— As the price of crawfish continues to drop mudbug boils do abound. [Advocate,]

BYWATER— This week Ian McNulty hits up Red's, the Bywater hotspot of wonderfully inauthentic Chinese food from chef Tobias Womack, where cool dishes are ushering in summer temps including a chilled squash soup and "the excellent who dan noodles...a tangle of thin, nutty-tasting soba noodles curled around finely ground lamb... tossed with tahini." [Advocate]