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Dook's Place Opens in MSY; King Cake Festival Lands in Champion Square Sunday

Plus, plans for Nick's Big Train Bar's return include a beer garden.

View from the King Cake Festival 2015
View from the King Cake Festival 2015

CBD— The King Cake Festival returns to Champion's Square this Sunday, January 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-mile fun run and fitness challenge, king cake tastings ($1/sample), live music, food trucks, a kid's zone and more. Entry is free, and proceeds benefit babies and children at Oschner Hospital. [Eaterwire]

KENNER— Todd Price reports that Leah Chase's grandson/chef Edgar Chase IV has just opened new eatery Dook's Place outside of Concourse B in The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The new spot has a raw bar, local beers on tap, a line up of Creole cuisine and a few originals including an oyster BLT. Open 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. []

MID CITY— Alicia Serrano reports that plans to rebuild pre-Katrina neighborhood hub Nick's Original Big Train Bar include a beer garden. The plans go before the CPC on March 22. [Gambit]