APPS — The new EatOkra app is helping people find black-owned restaurants across the United States. There are already over 800 business listed on the app, including Morrow’s, Heard Dat Kitchen, and more local eateries. [LOUISIANA WEEKLY]
COMING ATTRACTIONS — It looks like Union Ramen is going to be moving into the old Jm Russell Rare Records spot, as city planners have given it initial approval with only a scant few naysayers on the neighborhood association side of things. It now heads to City Council for final approval. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
Meanwhile, an old Orleans Avenue Baptist church has lived a lot of lives: as a church, a pet store, and a food store. Now it may become a coffee shop from the owners of The Station. [MID CITY MESSENGER]
NEWS — According to Bloomberg, having a celebrity chef’s name, like Emeril Lagasse, on a restaurant is no longer a recipe for success. Is the cult of the celebrity chef finally ending? [BLOOMBERG]
LAWSUITS — Morning Call and City Park went back in court this morning as Morning Call fights to stay in its only remaining location in the Casino Building in the Mid City park. The historic beignet stand faces eviction after City Park awarded the 10-year lease to Cafe du Monde. [4WWL]
CONTROVERSIES — It may soon be a lot harder to get local shrimp. Louisiana shrimpers say that imported shrimp are driving the price down on Louisiana shrimp. They’re hoping for officials will slap tariffs on the foreign invaders. Government leaders haven’t take much action and it’s gotten so bad that the shrimpers are considering a strike.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR — Over 50 varieties of po-boys and over 30,000 people will flood Oak Street on November 11 during the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
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