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NOLA Crawfish Festival Takes Over NOLA Brewing Next Week

Plus, Questlove on why Donald Link rules & a $90,000 dessert in the CBD


NOLA— Musician, DJ, author and food lover Questlove talks about how he chose Donald Link, who he notes is "changing the city's culinary landscape," to be in his new book about chefs, food and creativity called somethingtofoodabout. More in depth coverage of the book is right here. [F&W, Eater]

UPTOWN— Ian McNulty has more details on the first annual NOLA Crawfish Festival at Nola Brewing next week, April 25-27 from 3 to 10 p.m. The musical lineup is basically a Nola-who's-who including Ivan Neville, John Cleary, and many more. Tickets are $35/day and include a basket of crawfish and a beer with proceeds benefiting The Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation. McClure's Barbecue and some 24+ beers on tap will also be available for purchase. [Advocate]

CBD— Attention ballers: Windsor Court celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday tomorrow, April 21, with a $90,000 dessert available for purchase for the next three months. It's comprised of 24K gold-encrusted chocolate cake topped with a Cristal and raspberry/passion fruit sauce and garnished with gold-covered strawberries, chocolate crunch, more gold and a 3.95-carat ruby and diamond ring. [Eaterwire]