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Where To Find Poirier's Pure Cane Syrup in New Orleans

Plus, Cake Cafe talks king cake crunchtime.

Inside Angeline.
Inside Angeline.

LOUISIANA—Ian McNulty reports that Poirier's Pure Cane Syrup, the highly-coveted small batch syrup out of Youngsville, can be found locally on menus at Willa Jean, Angeline, La Petite Grocery and more. [Advocate]

NOLA— Here are some tips for hosting a king cake exchange party. []

MARIGNY— Cake Cafe's Steve Himelfarb talks king cake crunchtime this week: "I'll go in at [1 a.m.] and usually won't leave until about 3 or 4 p.m. For me, it's a mental preparation." The cafe turns out between 100-150 king cakes a day during Carnival. [Gambit]

QUARTER— The United Way of Southeast Louisiana presents its 16th Annual Got Gumbo? cook-off at the Royal Sonesta (300 Bourbon St.) on February 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. New Orleans restaurants will serve up gumbo and desserts. $25/person or $30 at door. Tix/info here. [Eaterwire]