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People Are Pissed Over Andrew Zimmern’s Minnesota Crawfish Boil Tweet

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EATER IDK — Bizarre Foods TV show host Andrew Zimmern tweeted a photo of pale, boiled crawfish out of Minnesota with the hashtag #onlyinMN. People have taken to social media to tell the host that the crawfish looked gross and unseasoned, that he should possibly visit Louisiana, and that “this is what they should look like.” [ADVOCATE]

EATERWIRE — Simone’s Market’s “Hawk’s Boil Up” has been cancelled. According to a Facebook this morning: “We are so sorry to report this, but we are going to be postponing the Boil Up at the Market until after Mardi Gras. The freeze hurt the crawfish and the 100% chance of rain for Saturday doesn’t help either! :( Stay tuned for our new date!” [FACEBOOK]

OPENING ALERT — Backatown Coffee Parlour opened in the HRI Properties Iberville redevelopment on Basin Street, down the block from St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, in November. Owners Alonzo and Jessica Knox didn’t want to get into an argument over what is defined as “backatown.” They just wanted to convey that the cool little coffee shop slinging house-made sweet potato pie and crawfish quiche would have a “backatown attitude.” The coffee shop gets its beans from a micro-roaster in Mississippi, one of the few black-owned roasters in the country. [NOLA.COM]

RICH PEOPLE THINGS — The Hyatt Regency is commemorating Louisiana’s Tricentennial with an 8-inch, gold leaf-dotted, $300 cake made with São Tomé chocolate. No impulse-buying though: The cake must be ordered 48 hours in advance. [press release]

KING CAKE WIRE — The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is hosting a “king cake walk” during this Thursday’s rendition of Ogden After Hours. Cakes donated by Emeril’s, Meril, Cake Cafe, Tartine, Caluda’s King Cake, Haydel’s Bakery, Gracious Bakery, Maurice French Pastries, Bittersweet Confections, The Station Coffee Shop, and Breads on Oak will be sampled and judged. Tasting starts at 6 p.m. and judging commences at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 25. More info here. [OGDEN WEBSITE]

AWARDS SEASON — Emeril Lagasse will accept this year’s Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award tomorrow night at the Ritz. The honor is bestowed by the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Get tickets to the dinner and gala here. [press release]

CONTROVERSIES — Warehouse District neighbors complained over the noise coming from El Patio’s patio this weekend as DJ Soul Sister was spinning inside the new Mexican restaurant. DJ Soul Sister’s act was cut short and she took to social media to display her irritation with the “new New Orleans.” El Patio owner Michael John Wade confirmed the story and added that his neighbors are suing the restaurant to prevent the use of outdoor speakers. [NOLA.COM]

EATER IDK — The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is visiting Robért Fresh Market on St. Claude on February 3. Wiener Whistles will be distributed. [website]

VACATION PLANNING — Chef Nina Compton gives Travel + Leisure the 4-1-1 on eating one’s way through her native St. Lucia. [T+L]

MENU PORN — DTB is now serving Sunday supper from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. New dishes are joining the menu too: Cornmeal gnocchi, Tomahawk pork chop, and Louisiana rice bowl. [press release]

UPDATE: This story was updated with the correct advance order time on the Hyatt cake, which is 48 hours rather than 24 hours.


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