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Jazzfest Vendor Finds a Permanent Home for His Alligator Sauce Piquante

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Fireman Mike’s Jazz Fest booth
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COMING ATTRACTIONS — Pizza NOLA closes on March 11, but Lakeview is keeping the pizzas. Mike “Fireman Mike” Gowland, a Jazzfest vendor who used to be a real-deal fire fighter, will bring pizzas, as well as the shrimp and grits, alligator sauce piquant, and shrimp and okra gumbo he’s known for at Jazz Fest. Opening date is planned for April 27. [NOLA.COM]

NOTABLE QUOTABLE — Nina Compton had some advice for female chefs on International Women’s Day: “Instead of seeing yourself as a woman in the kitchen, you have to see yourself as a chef. That way, you always come across as an equal.” [FOOD & WINE]

CRAWFISH WIRE — Boiled crawfish is running about $3.88 per pound right now. Here’s a map of a bunch crawfish vendors and their prices. [WGNO]

FREE STUFF — Another good reason to have a library card: Use it to check out two free passes to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (for those with less that $20 in fines). [SOFAB BLOG]

FOOD TV — Ruby Bloch, owner and pastry chef at Salt & Light Pastry Co., is competing in the Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship airing this coming Monday. [ADVOCATE]

EVENTWIRE — Kristen Essig of Coquette and Mary Sonnier of Gabrielle will speak on a panel about the challenges of working in a traditionally male-dominated field. Kat Kinsman, editor of Extra Crispy and author of Hi, Anxiety! Life with a Bad Case of Nerves, moderates. The talk takes place on March 12 and is part of Loyola’s Feminist Festival. [GAMBIT]

LISTAGE — In anticipation of Hogs for the Cause, Kim Ranjbar lives high on the hog, but keeps the pork dishes under $20 (like Mangú’s fried mangú sticks filled with shredded pork). [WHERE Y’AT]

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Pizza Nola

141 W Harrison Avenue Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70124 504 872 0731 Visit Website

Gabrielle Restaurant

2441 Orleans Avenue, , LA 70119 (504) 603-2344 Visit Website

Coquette

2800 Magazine Street, , LA 70115 (504) 265-0421 Visit Website

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