Ale, Oysters, and Apples (or Beers, Beach Bashes, and Blossoms) – 3 Upcoming East Coast Food Events

Temperatures are up, meaning more opportunities to show Brother Sun some much-deserved appreciation will follow as they continue to climb. Here are three such opportunities happening this month that will let you do so while simultaneously reminding your stomach that you love it and want it to be happy. Because eating and drinking outdoors might be nice, but eating and drinking outdoors on a warm, sunny day is a little slice of perfection.

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New Orleans Archbishop: Alligator Counts As Seafood, OK During Lent

So here’s a declaration I’d never pondered before. Given that my access to fresh alligator fit for consumption is poor at best (given also my general non-religiousness), whether or not it is permissible to consume dishes containing elements of my scaly, delicious friends during the season of Lent—a period marked by personal sacrifice, during which Catholics abstain from eating meat but can still eat seafood—has never been an issue for me. While I get off the hook rather easily on that topic, however, it has long been a point of contention in my adopted second home of New Orleans, Louisiana, where gator meat is cooked and consumed in a variety of ways and in far greater volume than in my current city of residence.

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