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How To Master The Eat Local Challenge

Plus, bakery tours, a black tie casino night & more dining intel

Purloo hosts a mustard-making demo tomorrow for the Eat Local Challenge
Purloo hosts a mustard-making demo tomorrow for the Eat Local Challenge

QUARTER— Local guy Adrian "The Rabbit" Morgan won the Acme Oyster House World Oyster Eating Championship (at Oyster Fest) yesterday, downing 44 dozen raw Louisiana oysters and beating out The Black Widow, the renowned champion eater from Arizona, during a sudden death tie breaker. []

NOLA— The sixth annual Eat Local Challenge is happening all this month with events galore, from urban farm bike rides to wine tastings to a mustard-making demo at Purloo planned for tomorrow, June 7, at 5 p.m. (along with happy hour). Here are some ways to stay on track if you're participating. []

GERT TOWN— Gracious Bakery hosts an open house at its Gracious To Go location (7220 Earhart) on Saturday, June 25, in honor of the Bread Baker's Guild of America's "Bread Uprising" series with free tours of the commissary, free bread samples, coffee and pastries for purchase and good times from 7 to 11 a.m. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Galatoire's hosts a Roaring 20s-themed black tie casino night on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation the Recreational Fisheries Research Institute with dinner, drinks, a costume contest, and more shenanigans for $250/person. More info here. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— The Link Stryjewski Foundation is raising money and matching funds to send 50 local kids to Kingsley House and the Youth Empowerment Project's summer camps, which cost about $300/child per week. Make a donation here. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Mark your calendars... grand dame Arnaud's will celebrate Bastille Day with a fête on July 14 at 7 p.m.  Guests will sit down for a dinner of authentic French wine, cuisine and communal dining, plus Chris Hannah's specialty cocktail The Parisian Spritz. $100/person. Info and reservations at (504) 523-5433. [Eaterwire]