EATER IDK — A tourist from North Carolina came to New Orleans and got a tattoo of her favorite thing in the Crescent City, homegrown Breaux Mart grocery store. “As weird as it may sound, one of my favorite things to do is grocery shop, and Breaux Mart is hands down the best grocery store I’ve been to. They may end up being the reason I transfer permanently to New Orleans. I’ve already warned my boss,” she told Fox8. You just can’t buy that kind of advertising. [FOX8]
SEAFOOD WATCH — The 60-day moratorium on commercial crabbing ends April 30. Could the prohibition on commercial fishing of redfish (they eat crabs) also be decreasing the crab population? [NOLA.COM]
OPENING ALERT — Fans of shuttered Tony Angello’s can resurrect the past at the newly opened Nephew’s Ristorante at 4445 W. Metairie Ave in Metairie. Opened by Frank Catalanotto (Tony Angello’s nephew who ran the restaurant for decades before it closed on Christmas Eve 2016), the new spot is smaller but embraces the same hospitable style of dining and serves Creole Italian cuisine like Catalanotto’s uncle’s restaurant. Tony Angello died in 2015 at 88. [ADVOCATE]
TEMPORARY SHUTTERS — Lama’s St. Roch Restaurant in Old Mandeville will close at the end of the day tomorrow (April 21) so it can move to its new location on 1814 North Causeway Blvd next to Cafe du Monde. The Lama family held the lease to the St. Roch Market on St. Claude for 50 years. Anthony Lama, Sr. sold live chickens from the market starting in the mid-1950s before turning it into a fish market. Lama’s St. Roch Restaurant will reopen on May 1. No major changes to the menu, look, or staff are expected. [NOLA.COM]
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