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City Won’t Force Bars to Install Cameras After All

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CONTROVERSIES — Mayor Mitch Landrieu wanted bars to install cameras and connect them to citywide camera monitoring system. He considered it an important crime-fighting step, but restaurants and bars said it was more akin a “big brother regime” and ripe for abuse. The proposed ordinance has finally met its end. [NOLA.COM]

UPDATES — Hippie Kitchen, a new restaurant on Jeff Highway that raised eyebrows over its $2.49 hot lemon water, has removed the item from its menu.

MARKET WATCH -- The enormous building on St. Charles near the I-10 overpass that housed the Irish House for six years finally has new owners, but it won’t be used as a restaurant this time around. [ADVOCATE]

AWARDS SEASON — OpenTable, the online reservations system, released a list today of 100 restaurants for “a big night out.” Compére Lapin, GW Fins, and Meril made the list. [press release]

BOOK CLUB — Nathan Myhrvold, inventor, scientist, trained chef, creator of Modernist Cuisine, and New Orleans gallery owner is writing a multi-volume dissertation on pizza. [E]

POP-UPS — Here are the results of Tunde Wey’s pop-up that highlighted the wealth gap in America. [NOLA.COM]

WORTH THE DRIVE — GoNola has a list of spring festivals outside New Orleans. [GONOLA]

AWARDS SEASON — Southern Living says that New Orleans is the South’s best food city. [SOUTHERN LIVING]

ZOMG BBQ — Hogs for the Cause is ten years old, and Ian McNulty looks back at how the New Orleans barbecue scene has changed since its inception. [ADVOCATE]

COMING ATTRACTIONS — Larry Morrow, an event promoter, and Lenora Chong, his mother and a cook, are opening Morrow’s on St. Claude this April. Look for classic New Orleans food, heavy on the seafood and pastas, as well as Korean specials. [NOLA.COM]

Hippie Kitchen

3741 Jefferson Highway, , LA 70121 (504) 444-4113 Visit Website

Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas Street, , LA 70130 (504) 599-2119 Visit Website

Meril

424 Girod Street, , LA 70130 (504) 526-3745 Visit Website

GW Fins

808 Bienville Street, , LA 70112 (504) 581-3467 Visit Website

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