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Eating is More Exciting in Denver Than NOLA, Says Zagat

Plus, Leah Chase plans her 95th birthday; and more food news to know today

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AWARDS SEASON — Zagat Says New Orleans is only the eighth most exciting food city in the U.S. Beating the Crescent City out were (in order): Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, DC, and Charleston. [press release]

EVENTWIRE — Leah Chase is celebrating her 95th birthday on January 6 at the Hyatt Regency and you’re invited. [GAMBIT]

THE CHAINS — Saltgrass Steakhouse opened in Metairie on Friday. Located at 4860 Veterans Boulevard, it’s the fourth Saltgrass in Louisiana. Saltgrass is owned by Landry’s Inc. [press release]

FOOD TRUCKS — A food truck park is coming to the Lower Garden District. Deja Vieux Food Park will open on January 6 with “a full bar, patio seating, decks, restrooms, televisions for sporting events, and occasional live entertainment.” Soulsation Kitchen, the only permanent resident, will open at 5 a.m. for breakfast. All the other trucks will open at 10 a.m. [NOLA.COM]

THE CHAINS — New Orleans’ Garden District is about to get a Chipotle. In the meantime, here’s are four reasons the burrito chain’s comeback failed. [E]

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