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Nola chefs serve 50,000 meals to flood victims & more intel

Inside Brennan's kitchen, where foreign workers are making an impression.
Inside Brennan's kitchen, where foreign workers are making an impression.

LOUISIANA— Judy Walker takes an in depth look at how New Orleans based chefs and restaurateurs have helped serve over 50,000 meals for flood victims in south Louisiana over the past week. []

QUARTER— Ian McNulty reports that an influx of international employees at Brennan’s are taking the restaurant up on year-long job training opportunities via Louisiana’s J-1 visa program and also leaving their mark on the landmark, such as Cook/Barcelona native Alejandro Tena, whose "Spanish tortilla, a traditional egg and potato dish... is now being tested for a regular menu appearance." [Advocate]

UPTOWN— Anticipated LGD restaurant and distillery Lula is "seeking permission to convert a vacant lot into temporary parking for patrons and customers," according to Robert Morris. The restaurant broke ground in May. [UptownMessenger]

NOLA— Coming attractions that were announced this week include Okay Bar in the Bywater, a new Mid City Pizza expansion Uptown, and Drip Affogato Bar in the Warehouse District. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Catch up on the best new coffee shops in New Orleans right here and the hottest new food trucks in town here. [Eaterwire]

GARDEN DISTRICT— In case you  missed it, the swanky new Italian eatery Altamura just opened inside a baller mansion at 2127 Prytania Street with pastas, seafood and a happy hour that starts at 4 p.m. daily. [Eaterwire]