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Casual Restaurant/Cafe in NOCCA Is Closing

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THE SHUTTERPress Street Station, the casual cafe/restaurant located inside the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is planning to close next week, February 11th, reports Gambit. Instead of a school-operated cafe, the space will be utilized for student-based (mostly non-food) activities like performances and exhibitions. [GAMBIT]

EARLY TO RISE (AND PARTY) — Ian McNulty talks to NOLA bars to discern how they’re adapting to the early-hours revelry of Carnival. Even bars outside the general rage area experience increased AM traffic. [THE ADVOCATE]

EATER IDKCrawfish may be one of NOLA’s favorite edible sea bugs but it’s not so in Europe; marble crawfish, which reproduce asexually, are crowding out native species, reports Also, FYI: crawfish are kept as pets in Germany. [NOLA.COM]

IN YOUR HONOR — The Original Fiorellas’ Cafe explains the story behind “Uncle Paul’s Fried Chicken Cracklins,” which are named after NOPD Deputy Chief Paul Noel and have been on the menu for about a year and a half. [GENTILLY MESSENGER]

GOT LEFTOVERS? — Need something to do with leftover king cake, if that’s a real problem? There are plenty of options, from stuffed French toast to king cake bread pudding, relays [NOLA.COM]