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Crawfish Eating Contest Saturday; Legacy Kitchen Opens

Plus, a bacon frenzy at Howlin Wolf, the lady who invented kosher Creole cuisine, and a slideshow journey of Cafe Habana.

Inside the new Legacy Kitchen in the Warehouse District
Inside the new Legacy Kitchen in the Warehouse District

QUARTER— Behold the three year journey of Cafe Habana from doomed Habana Outpost incarnation to actual coming attraction, available now in cutting edge slideshow form. []

QUARTER— This weekend is French Quarter Fest, but more importantly, it's the Rouses World Championship Crawfish Eating Contestwhich goes down on Saturday, April 11, at high noon at the Mint for a $2,000 cash prize and bragging rights. [Gambit]

NOLA— Here's a very cool read about centenarian Mildred Covert, godmother of kosher Creole cuisine: "By the time Mildred was an adult, she had codified a whole new diet for her family—a mix of Afro-Creole and Eastern European cooking, all of which adhered to Talmudic laws of kashrut. Brisket gumbo. Jambalaya with chicken andouille sausage. Sweet potato latkes." [Munchies]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT– The new location of Metairie fave Legacy Kitchen celebrates its grand opening at 700 Tchoup tomorrow, April 8. The restaurant—open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily— is partnering with Better Than Ezra Foundation, so customers can add donations onto their checks to support the music programs in local schools. [Eaterwire]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— The Howlin Wolf is hosting 'CeleBacon' on April 13 in The Den, meaning you can add BACON to anything on the menu for free if you ask for BACON. Wash it down with one of the bar's 100+ beers. [Eaterwire]