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Creole Tomato Festival Lands in French Quarter This Weekend

Plus, Mr. Bubbles opens on Canal and more

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QUARTER— The 30th annual Creole Tomato Festival lands at the French Market and Crescent Park this weekend, June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Tons of great food, live music, art, a second line and of course, plenty of Creole tomatoes for purchase. [Gambit, Advocate]

BYWATER— Former Maurepas Foods chef Michael Doyle on the changing shape of the Bywater's restaurant scene this week: "There seem to be some savvy operators coming in. They've watched everybody do it the first time around, and now they're ready to give it a go." [Gambit]

CANAL STREET— Hong Kong Market fave Mr. Bubbles has just opened a second location inside the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (1441 Canal) with a menu of banh mi, bubble tea, Cafe Sua Da and more—including Dong Phuong breads for purchase— Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. [NOLA.com, Gambit]

METAIRIE— Walk-On's is set to take over the freshly-shuttered Twin Peaks space in Clearview Mall this September, Chelsea Brasted reports. [NOLA.com]

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