THE SHUTTER — New Orleans-based chef John Besh is closing up his San Antonio location of Lüke this month. The restaurant will host its final service on February 28. The restaurant first debuted in fall 2010 with a lineup of New Orleans-inspired dishes. It was Besh’s first restaurant outside of Louisiana. [Eater Austin/San Antonio Current]
BOOZE NEWS — Liquor company Crown Royal is popping up on February 25 and February 26 at the corner of Canal Street and South Peters Street. Mardi Gras revelers are encouraged to bring in their beads in exchange for free king cake from Gambino’s Bakery. [EaterWire]
NEWS — A ban on commercial blue crab fishing goes into effect today in Louisiana. The ban is designed to help the recovery of the crab population and is slated to lift on March 22. [WVUE]
NEWS — Todd Price just ranked the top 10 most expensive restaurants in New Orleans. Square Root, Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Doris Metropolitan, and Galatoire’s top the list. [Times-Picayune]
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