KING CAKE WIRE — Salon by Sucré launches its annual Carnival tea today, complete the the lustrous, buttery Danish king cake Sucré is known for. Plus, tea cocktails, mardi gras macaroons, coconut cream croissants, miniature shrimp remoulade poboys, fried chicken sandwiches, and more. [press release]
Meanwhile, NPR takes a look at Latin American version of King Cake that’s making inroads in the United States. The rosca de reyes, or Three Kings Cake, was adapted from the Spanish version of King Cake, while New Orleans took its cues from France. Rosca is also covered in candied fruits rather than the much sweeter icing and purple, green, and gold sugar found on the New Orleans version. [NPR]
FESTIVAL SEASON — The line-up for the New Orleans Crawfish Festival at Central City BBQ has been announced. [GAMBIT]
BRUNCHWIRE — Kenton’s has added bottomless cocktails to its Saturday and Sunday brunch offerings. Order any brunch entree and enjoy bottomless cocktails for $36 within a two hour time period. Kenton’s serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is accepting food vendor applications for four festivals: Congo Square Rhythms Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, and the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival. [OFFBEAT]
BEER HERE — Recovering Congressman Steve Scalise toured Gnarley Barley on Thursday, touting the tax reform plan that is “expected to give the craft brewing industry big tax savings”, according to Fox 8. [Fox8News]
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