Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Ally Baba of the Blind Pelican staff suns her face for a moment before participating in the Bartenders-Waitstaff Race in New Orleans, La. Sunday, July 12, 2015. The French Market honored the Parisian-born tradition celebrating waitstaff worldwide with an annual speed walking race down Decatur Street. The French Market added bartenders into the competition mix; unlike most throughout the world held on or near Bastille Day. The race spanned approximately three blocks, from St. Ann to St. Phillip Streets. The race is free to enter, and cash prizes were awarded.