THE CHAINS — After backlash from Garden District neighbors, Chipotle’s new restaurant will actually be considered a fast food restaurant for zoning purposes. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
BALLING ON A BUDGET — Ian McNulty finds a “taste of Old New Orleans” for five bucks at Ray’s on the Ave. FYI, Ray is also known as the Ray of the beloved Ray’s Boom Boom Room. [NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE]
EVENTWIRE — Marjie’s Grill is running eight nights of latkes, with a different spin on the latkes each night. Marjie’s will light the menorah each night at sundown, and throw in some drink specials when the candles are lit. December 12 through December 19.
AWARDS SEASON — Extra Crispy’s Kat Kinsman named Kelly Fields of Willa Jean the best breakfast chef in America for 2017. Plus, there’s an adorable story in there about Fields’ love of Beyonce and the time she accidentally bowed to her. [EXTRA CRISPY]
POP CULTURE — ‘Star Wars’ Fans Can Geek Out With Ravioli That Look Like the Death Star [E]
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