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The Cupcake Collection Has Finally Opened Its NOLA Outpost

Plus, Café Reconcile has a fitting tribute to two recently lost food legends

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OPENING ALERT—The Cupcake Collection has finally opened its NOLA outpost, reports The bakery, helmed by a New Orleans native, has been planning a local location since early last year. The Cupcake Collection is located at 2917 Magazine Street in the Garden District. [NOLA.COM]

MENU PORN—Toups South has just launched prix-fixe menus for the months of June and July, for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Lunch prix-fixe is $20 for two courses, dinner is $35, and brunch is $30, both with three courses; and both of the latter meals include a boozy drink.

TRIBUTES—Central City’s Café Reconcile is making a fitting tribute to two food legends, reports The Advocate. The restaurant’s newest po boy is called “Bourdain and Brennan,” or B&B, in honor of the late Ella Brennan and Anthony Bourdain. The po boy, with buffalo shrimp, tomato, bacon, and blue cheese, is available through the month of June. [THE ADVOCATE]

EVENTWIRE—On Thursday, June 14th, NOLA restaurants Carmo, Coquette, and Sneaky Pickle are taking part in “Chefs for Fish Night.” The nation-wide event was created to raise awareness of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which governs marine fisheries management (read: promotes sustainability.)

STAFF SHORTAGE— profiles a problem in some New Orleans restaurants: a lack of skilled staff. Restaurants like Commander’s Palace have found themselves short of help; several restaurants have said they lost staff to hotels. [NOLA.COM]

IT’S SHOWTIME—Howard Conyers and his whole-hog barbecue methods are going global, reports The local — also a legit rocket scientist at NASA — is the host of a new PBS Digital Studios show called “Nourish.” The first episode (of 10) debuts tomorrow, June 13th, online. [NOLA.COM]