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Hogs For The Cause 2017 Will Be at UNO

Plus, where to eat ceviche now & more intel

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LAKEFRONT— Todd Price reports that Hogs For The Cause, New Orleans favorite barbecue competition and fundraiser for families of children with pediatric brain cancer, will make the jump from City Park to the UNO Lakefront Arena grounds in 2017, in hopes of better logistics for the fest including more space for smokers and parking. []

NOLA— It’s hot out there, and Ian McNulty has tracked down the best ceviche offerings in town this week, including variations at Roux Carre, Catahoula, Del Fuego, Casa Borrega and more. [Advocate]

FRENCH QUARTER— Or you can beat the heat at the New Orleans Sake Hop, a sake bar crawl on August 16 from 5:30 to 8:30pm with free tastings, celebrity bartenders and five Quarter bars crafting specially-priced cocktails featuring Big O Ginger Liqueur. All proceeds of ticket sales ($10/person) go to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Tickets and info can be found at [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Louisiana chicken tender empire Raising Cane’s has come on board as presenting sponsor of the upcoming Fried Chicken Festival (September 26 in Lafayette Square), which means there will now be a chicken tender eating contest. [Eaterwire]

MEMPHIS— French Truck Coffee is expanding to Memphis , where it will rebrand local small batch coffee Relevant Roasters as French Truck this September. [Eaterwire]