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Eat Local Challenge Starts May 30; Dat Dog Eyes Baton Rouge & Beyond

Plus, Chefs Move! scholarship winners announced, and Chocolate Sunday hits the Lakefront Airport on June 7.


NOLA— The annual Eat Local Challenge returns on May 30, Helen Freund reports: "There are several tiers of difficulty for participants to choose, ranging from ultra strict," with recipes, classes, cooking demos and participating restaurants to help you along the way through the month of June. More info/sign up here. [Gambit]

BATON ROUGE— Dat Dog is reportedly looking to expand to Baton Rouge and Hattiesburg, MS, and potentially to Lafayette as well. [DailyAdvertiser]

NOLA— Congrats are in order...John Besh's Chefs Move! 2015 scholarship for Culinary Arts has been awarded to Byron Bradley, a line cook at August.  Christian LeBlanc, of Domenica and Pizza Domenica, has receive the Chefs Move! 2015 Scholarship in Pastry Arts. [Eatewire]

LAKEFRONT— WYES CHOCOLATE SUNDAY returns on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at a ritzy new location, the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, in Messina's at the Terminal. VIP hour starts at 2 p.m. and general admission is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets and info here. [Eaterwire]

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