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The Last Popeyes Buffet in the World is in Lafayette

Plus the Chef Isaac Toups goes shirtless in ‘soulful and sexy’ exhibit; and more top dining intel

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POPEYES — Nicki Minaj would not perform at Fashion Week until she got her Popeyes fried chicken, according to some sources. “She refused to go onstage until she got her Popeyes f – – king chicken. The production team had to send someone out to get her chicken,” an insider told Page Six. Don’t worry Nicki: We get it. [PAGE SIX]

In much more important Popeyes news, the last remaining Popeyes buffet in the world is in Lafayette. All the chicken and biscuits one can eat for $9. It’s a national treasure. [HOT 107.9]

EATER IDK — Isaac Toups shows off the giant alligator tattoo on his back in a photography exhibit by Romney Caruso. The exhibit, running through New Year’s Eve at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, celebrates chefs, bartenders, and their tattoos. “Soulful and sexy,” says NOLA.COM. [NOLA.COM]

THE CHAINS — The first Dat Dog outside New Orleans is set to open September 30 in Lafayette. [CITY BUSINESS]

It’s hard to believe that the Dat Dog restaurant mini-chain opened its first spot in that tiny location on Freret Street (across the street from its current Freret Street location) in 2011. The original Dat Dog (turned Liberty Cheesesteaks) spot is set to become Good Bird by the end of this month. [ENOLA]

EVENTWIRE — Grow Dat Youth Farm announces fall dinner series. The first one, to be held on September 28, features chefs Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon and Cochon Butcher and Ryan Prewitt of Peche. Tickets are $150 and seating is limited. [via press release]

CHEF SHUFFLES — Duke LoCicero is IN at Mr. John’s Steakhouse, the restaurant he helped open years ago. LoCicero closed Cafe Giovanni, the French Quarter restaurant he ran for 26 years, at the beginning of August. [NOLA.COM]

Mr John's Steakhouse

2111 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 679-7697 Visit Website

Toups South

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, , LA 70113 (504) 304-2147 Visit Website

Dat Dog

5030 Freret Street, , LA 70115 (504) 899-6883 Visit Website