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Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts
served more than 7,000 meals to people in need through 2015. The group — which includes Bombay Club, Broussard's and Kingfish, among other restaurants — is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and the New Orleans Mission to provide 10,000 meals in 2016.


T. Geronimo Johnson
will receive the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, honoring the New Orleans native for his award-winning novel Welcome to Braggsville. The ninth annual award from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation recognizes African-American fiction writers. Johnson will receive the award Jan. 21 in the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts.


Junior Galette,
former New Orleans Saints linebacker currently on injured reserve with Washington, spent six minutes on Snapchat blasting his former teammates Jan. 3. "Oh, look at the Ain'ts. How cute," he said. "This time, while I'm at home, just like the Ain'ts, I'm getting paid to be at home. ... The Ain'ts paying me, and I'm in the playoffs. ... They owe me $5 million. Cut the check, Mickey [Loomis]."

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