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Slidell Food Truck Old School Eats Wins $10,000 Prize For Upgrades

Plus more New Orleans dining intel

Old School Eats
Old School Eats

NOLA— Doug MacCash reports that Emile Rufin, former restaurateur of Ye Olde College Inn, passed away at 98 last week: "He and his two brothers started working for their dad, Denis Rufin, at the Carrollton Avenue restaurant in 1939... The railroad dropped off out-of-state Tulane football fans near the intersection... so Denis Rufin gave his 24-hour diner a name that would appeal to the passing pigskin crowd." []

SLIDELL— Slidell food truck Old School Eats has just won $10,000 via a food truck contest sponsored by Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance which will allow owners to install an air conditioning system. [Eaterwire]

RIVERBEND— Ann Maloney reports that the Al Copeland Foundation is hosting a family-friendly Chicken Jam tomorrow, July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Southport Hall (200 Monticello Ave.) to raise money for cancer research. Loads of chicken, a cash bar, kids area and entertainment. $15 at the door, more info here. []

NOLA— Behold five restaurants with awesome beer programs to try now including Meribo, Primitivo and more. [Gambit]