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UPDATE RESCHEDULED: Bud Rip's Fish Fry Benefits Local Musicians On March 18

Plus, where to try Congregation Coffee & more intel


BYWATER— Bud Rip's (900 Piety) hosts a fish fry this Friday, March 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with proceeds benefitting the Society of St. Cecilia and Bywater Brass Band. $8 gets you catfish, cornbread and red cabbage slaw, plus the added pleasure of knowing that the Bywater Brass Band will be able to roll with St. Cecilia on Mardi Gras morning from the Bywater to the river. Support your local musicians, folks. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Brett Anderson reports that The American Culinary Federation is honoring dearly-departed icon Paul Prudhomme with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at its "Best Chefs of Louisiana" celebration on April 12 at Lakefront Airport. []

MID CITY— Congregation Coffee cofounder Eliot Guthrie talks coffee roasting with Gambit this week: "We're building a gateway into the third wave... People going to Hollygrove are generally into trying something new."  You can find the local roasts at all Link Group spots and Langenstein's as well. [Gambit]