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The Hottest Summer Food Fests; New Gallagher Restaurant For Northshore

Plus, Melvin Rodrigue nabs LRA's restaurateur of the year and more.

Louisiana Seafood Fest at City Park.
Louisiana Seafood Fest at City Park.
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LOUISIANA— Here are 23 food fests in New Orleans and beyond this summer. [NOLA.com]

LOUISIANA— Melvin Rodrigue of Galatoire's has been named the Louisiana Restaurant Association's restaurateur of the year for 2015. [Advocate]

NOLA— Sue Strachan reports that 70+ area restaurants "donated a portion of proceeds from breakfast, lunch or dinner sales on Thursday... for the NO/AIDS Task Force's Dining Out for Life." [NOLA.com]

NORTHSHORE— Helen Freund reports that longtime Mandeville restaurateur Pat Gallagher has just opened Pat Gallagher's 527 Restaurant and Bar (527 Causeway Blvd.) with a 'seafood and steak-heavy menu.' Now open for dinner Tues-Sat, lunch to come. [Gambit]

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