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Young Chef Casting Call; All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish

Plus, The Sweet Spot and Local Food Fest.

Sprinkles are plentiful at The Sweet Spot.
Sprinkles are plentiful at The Sweet Spot.
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ST. ROCH—What's the biggest seller at St. Roch Market pastry purveyor The Sweet Spot? Pecan praline bread pudding, natch. (The runner-up is dog biscuits, oddly enough.) Also stay tuned for new creations like homemade poptarts and cookie ice cream sandwiches. [Gambit]

BATON ROUGE—Attention aspiring chefs between the ages of 21 and 26 who also happen to be aspiring TV stars: An LA-based production company wants you. Well, maybe: They're hosting an open casting call "for a cooking school docu-series featuring well-known chefs" this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Modern Meals (2921 Government Street). No serious kitchen experience necessary; direct any questions to youngchefcasting@gmail.com. [NOLA.com]

WEST BANK—Cafe Hope will host the second annual Local Food Fest on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expect dishes from local favorites including Coquette, Boucherie, St. James Cheese Company, and Humble Bagel, craft cocktails, live music, a car show, and kids' activities. Admission is free and all proceeds go to Cafe Hope. [Gambit]

FRENCH QUARTER—Where's the best place to gorge yourself on all-you-can-eat crawfish? According to an intrepid Redditor, Daisy Dukes (121 Chartres near Canal) does $28 AYCE crawfish Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. (not to mention $8 bottomless bloody marys all the time). [Reddit]

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