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Feelings Cafe Has A New Owner Again

Plus, Ace Hotel's Lucinda Weed talks cocktail culture & more


MARIGNY— Feelings Cafe has been sold to Craig Trentecosta, according to The Times-Pic, but no word on what the new restaurant concept will be. It's the second time the restaurant has changed ownership since 2014. []

NOLA— Lucinda Weed, Sylvain alum and beverage director of the upcoming Ace Hotel, talks New Orleans ever-evolving cocktail culture this week: "We're seeing all kinds of amazing niche cocktail bars, new and old, honoring their own identities and catering to their own captivated drinkers." [Gambit]

NOLA— Chefs Leah Chase, Stephen Stryjewski, Alon Shaya and Eric Damidot will cook at the sold-out third annual UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball this Saturday, March 12, featuring headliner Chaka Kahn.  [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Fox's Master Chef is casting for its eighth season at the JW Marriot (614 Canal) on Saturday, March 18. Auditions are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More info here. [Eaterwire]