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Some New Orleans Restaurants Flooded During Weekend’s Heavy Rain

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Parkway Bakery and Tavern flooded and the back shed caught on fire during the weekend deluge in New Orleans. (According to Parkway’s Facebook page, the po-boy shop is back open today). Meanwhile, the long awaited and, hopefully, soon-to-open Gabrielle Restaurant experienced flooding, with the newly painted baseboards buckling. Ann Maloney reports on the restaurants that were affected by flooding. [NOLA.COM]

The Cheezy Cajun, a St. Claude Avenue restaurant and meat market “serving whimsical dishes with Cajun influence and a heavy dose of Wisconsin cheese” has closed its doors. Th announcement was made on the restaurant’s Facebook page and reported by Helen Freund. [GAMBIT]

The Oak Street Poboy Festival will take place on October 22 this year. The festival made the move from November to October last year, reports Ann Maloney. [NOLA.COM]

The Beignet Fest wants a new t-shirt design. A winner will be selected by the Beignet Fest and the Nola T-shirt of the Month Club based on originality, creativity and marketability of the design. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on August 10. The winner receives four VIP passes to this year’s fest, plus other perks. [MIDCITY MESSENGER]

Alaskan chef, Lionel Uddipa of SALT in Juneau, Alaska, now reigns King of American Seafood. The 14th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off, was held over the weekend at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The winning dish, sea asparagus risotto with Alaskan king crab, beat out 12 other chefs’ dishes from across the country. [via press release]

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan Avenue, , LA 70119 (504) 482-3047 Visit Website

The Cheesy Cajun

, New Orleans, LA (504) 265-0045