NEWS — Superica, the Atlanta-based, Tex-Mex joint from Ford Fry, has withdrawn its proposal to take over the Smashburger space on Magazine Street after wrestling with neighbors over square footage and seat count. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
NEWS — Gabrielle restaurant isn’t usually open on Sundays, but it’ll be open for Easter lunch this year. The special menu includes shakshuka, oysters Gabie, crawfish bisque, coffee-crusted pork loin, and lemon chess pie. Check out the full menu here.
UPDATES — Echo’s Pizza just expanded its hours to include lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. each day (closed Tuesdays) with the full line-up of specialty pizzas, salads, and fritti, plus a new addition — sandwiches like caprese; fried eggplant with yogurt and pesto; gravlax; chorizo with arugula fermented chiles, and pecorino; and meatball. Sandwiches are served on semolina focaccia and run between $10 and $12.
PARADE SEASON — For anyone heading out to catch cabbages at the St. Patrick’s Day parade this weekend, here’s what to do with those 15 cabbages you will haul back to your house. [NOLA.COM]
EVENTWIRE —At the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB), the National WWII Museum’s Kim Guise talks about how WWII affected Louisiana’s food industry. SoFAB director Liz Williams will show everyone how to prepare three Louisiana wartime dishes. Free admission. RSVP required.
EVENTWIRE — The Maple Leaf’s annual Jamie Galloway crawfish boil has Seither’s Seafood manning the boiling pot. It’s a block party celebrating the life of musician and chef Jamie Galloway. Unlimited crawfish for $25. Starts at 3 p.m.
BEER HERE — 504 Craft Beer has grown into a full tap room with a bar. It’ll celebrate with what it’s calling the “world’s smallest beer fest” on Sunday, March 18 starting at noon. [MID CITY MESSENGER]
MAKIN’ GROCERIES — Rouse’s Markets now offers online shopping and same day delivery through Instacart. [CITY BUSINESS]
CHEF SHUFFLES — Chris Cody, formerly chef at the now-shuttered Dijon, is the new chef at Toula’s Creole Kitchen. [NOLA.COM]