NOLA— Tales of The Cocktail is giving away a $1,000 daiquiri machine by Elmeco (it’s small enough to use at your house) to the Instagram user who posts the most photos and videos tagged with

#daiqseason by the end of September. Daiquiris can be from any shop or bar in New Orleans, and the winner will be announced at Barrel Proof on October 3 during the event’s final daiquiri happy hour. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Todd Price rounds up the city’s most expensive burgers this week and ponders if they’re actually worth a price tag of $17 to $22. The verdict? Only

Lilette and

Compere Lapin’s burgers are worth the splurge. [NOLA.com]

NOLA— The Times-Pic also reveals its readers favorite gumbos this week, including versions from Avery’s, Ye Old College Inn and more. [NOLA.com]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— If you thought the inaugural Fried Chicken Festival appeared a tad, erm, crowded on Sunday, a press release verifies that over 40,000 people actually attended. $10,000 was donated to local charities. [Eaterwire]