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Hogs Announces Winners

Beyond the porcine plethora and the music, Hogs for the Cause is a competition. In 2016, powerhouse team Aporkalypse Now took home the coveted High on the Hog Grand Champion award. Click on through for the complete list of winners.

Today in NOLA: 4.02.16

The rain is gone and Hogs is on! For those feeling nostalgic, The Melvins and TMBG are both making NOLA stops tonight. Riley Walker is Uptown, and New Breed is on Frenchmen. On this day in 1855, a four mile race took place between two horses named Lexington and Lecompte known as the Great Stakes Race, which was held at the Metairie Course, now Metairie Cemetery; Lexintgon won in 7:193/4 for a grand prize of $20,000. Now more to do on Saturday in the Crescent City. 

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Drunken Pigs Preps for Pig-Out

Hogs will start a day late, but there’s still plenty of action at the festival grounds today.  The krewes at City Park are counting on the fires of their smokers to ward off the wet. Despite a delayed start date, Hogs for the Cause is set to unleash an onslaught of porcine products this weekend. NoDef checked in with our friends at Team Drunken Pigs to get an insider look.

Hogs Cancels Friday

Sustained showers have rained on the pork parade at City Park. Hog for the Cause announced that their annual pork fest will cancel Friday (4.01) festivities. Saturday (4.02) is still a go according to organizers.

Today in NOLA: 4.01.16

The events in NOLA today are no laughing matter. Hogs is getting the pork on at City Park. Zelda is getting the orchestral treatment at the Saenger. Plus, Hildegard, Cha Wa, and Jarekus Singleton are gigging. On this day in 1989, a British version of the New Orleans classic "Iko Iko" entered the Billboard Pop Chart. Now, more to do this Tuesday. 

Pigging Out

By the closing hours of Hogs, most attendees were contending with a mix of full and fatigue. The event’s growth has been nothing less than mercurial. Still, one detail remained: the titles. Chefs spend months preparing for the cook-off, but winning yields an entire year of bragging rights.

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