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Mopho Taking Shape, Ivy Opens, Eater Awards, & More

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater NOLA editor Gwendolyn Knapp shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.

UPTOWN— Chef Sue Zemanick's new small plates/craft cocktail restaurant, Ivy, has quietly opened Uptown on Magazine. Also open: Mizado Cocina in Old Metairie, Dolce Vita wood fired pizzeria in the LGD.

MID CITY— MOPHO, the highly anticipated restaurant from former-August chef Michael Gulotta and brother Jeff Gulotta, is shaping up for a late-December opening, complete with boozy bubble tea, a fire pit, and Southeast Asian cuisine gone wild.

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Did you miss the Emeril Lagasse Foundation's third annual Boudin, Bourbon & Beer? Check out our Hangover Observations from this year's event, which drew about 4,000 attendees, and helped raise over $2 million for local educational programs.

NOLA— The fourth annual Eater Awards will be announced this Monday, November 18, and all week long readers have been voting for categories including Best Restaurant, Best Chef, and more. Check out all the categories right here.