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New Orleans Restaurants Just Can’t Get Enough of Watermelon

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Breakfast At Brennan’s
Josh Brasted
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

AWARDS SEASON — Ralph Brennan, of the eponymous restaurant group that operates Brennan’s Restaurant, Metairie, and more, is this year’s recipient of the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award. The honor is bestowed by the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience and also happens to be named after the restaurateur’s aunt. [NOLA Advocate]

NEWS — Watermelon is popping up all over restaurant menus this season from summer salads at Coquette to eggplants and watermelon sandwiches at MoPho. Ian McNulty tracks down some of the best specimens of the sweet fruit eateries have to offer this season. [NOLA Advocate]

EVENTWIRE — Jackson, Mississippi-based chef Alex Eaton was crowned king at this year’s Great American Seafood Cook-off. The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen chef won with a trio of Gulf shrimp. []

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