COMING ATTRACTIONS — Lakeview Harbor closed at its long-time home on Harrison, but it looks like the burgers are staying. Three B’s will swing open in early May with a menu of about a dozen burgers, a few po-boys, and lots of wine. Lakeview Harbor plans to open elsewhere. [NOLA.COM]
UPDATES — Still missing Duke LoCicero’s oysters Giovanni from now-shuttered Cafe Giovanni? He’s serving them and a few other Giovanni favorites at N’Tini’s in Mandeville. [ADVOCATE]
HAPPY HOUR — Toup’s South is introducing a new, extended happy hour this spring with $6 cocktails, $5 wines by the glass, $4-5 small plates, and the real happy hour winner — “bubbles & crack,” a glass of sparkling wine and a half-bowl of cracklins. Weekdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (closed Tuesdays). Bar area only.
EVENTWIRE — Brunch warriors, rejoice. The Bloody Mary Festival returns this weekend at the Howlin’ Wolf. Tickets are $45. [ADVOCATE]
CRAWFISH WIRE — Big EZ in Gretna has that Vietnamese-style crawfish everyone is looking for, but WGNO says to expect lines around the block. [WGNO]
CONTROVERSIES — The days of fake IDs may be over. Louisiana State Senator Eric LaFleur proposed an “underage drinking certificate” that would allow 19 and 20 year olds to drink in public, but would that really make underage drinking safer? [NOLA.COM]
EVENTWIRE — Indie Chefs Week is bringing an intimate dinner party to New Orleans with two dozen national and local chefs working together on three 12-course dinners (with organic wine pairings). They’ll mingle with diners as they work. [ADVOCATE]
Do you have a hot restaurant tip? Send an email. Let us get the facts.