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OPENING ALERT — Hunk Oasis, the first female-oriented strip club on Bourbon Street, opened on August 3 with men with bulging biceps taking the stage that used to anchor the dance acts of the stiletto-heeled women of Deja Vu. [NOLA.COM]

AWARDS — Mobile operation Cocoa and Creams took first place in the Burger Battle at this past weekend’s Burger Festival for its gourmet pretzel burger. Second place went to Fharmacy’s original cheeseburger. [NOLA.COM]

THE CHAINS — Frozen food company Amy's Kitchen is betting that the future of fast food is plant-based. With Americans increasingly breaking up with traditional fast food chains as they make googly eyes at fast-casual salad concepts, Amy’s Kitchen will grow into a fast food chain very soon. [EATER]

COMING ATTRACTIONS — The Irish Channel may get a new ice cream shop. Love Kreme’s founder, Reginald Commodore, is asking for rezoning of a building on Louisiana Avenue that would house the shop. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]

THE CHAINS — KFC in China tests letting people pay by smiling. Could facial recognition be the next way to pay? [THE VERGE]

THE CHAINS — Drew Brees’ fast-expanding sports bar chain, Walk-On’s, will open its first North Shore location on September 25. [CITY BUSINESS]

TRENDS — Following the tiny house trend, it may be time to give tiny restaurants a shot too. NOLA.COM reports on The Box Spot, two restaurants housed in converted shipping containers, on Claiborne Avenue. The restaurants, one specializing in salads and the other banging out chicken wings, opened in June. [NOLA.COM]

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