One Night Only Oyster Dinner at RioMar
RioMar, 800 South Peters St., 525-3474, RioMarSeafood.com
On Fri., Nov. 1, RioMar, a Warehouse District Latin seafood restaurant, will be kicking off oyster season with a one-night-only oyster dinner. From 5:30-10 p.m., diners will be able to enjoy P&J oysters prepared five ways and a raw bar showcasing house-made hot sauces and mignonettes. Baked, char-grilled and fried oyster specialties will be available and each dish will be paired with a wine or specialty cocktail. For food lovers looking to forward to the upcoming oyster season, it’s a fun way to indulge in the versatility of one of the Gulf South’s favorites.
New Pre-Theater Menu at Bayona
Bayona, 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455, Bayona.com
Chef Susan Spicer is offering theater lovers a chance to dine well and dine early at her French Quarter restaurant Bayona. A new pre-theater menu will offer three courses for $40 (plus tax and gratuity) and includes the choice of any entrée from the main menu. Bayona will also open half an hour earlier, at 5:30 p.m., for theater diners. Anyone with tickets for a performance at the newly opened Sanger, Mahalia Jackson or Le Petit Théâtre is eligible for this special offer and pedi cab transportation is available to get you to the show on time.
Great lunch for just a dozen dollars at Criollo
Criollo Restaurant, 214 Royal St., 681-4444, CriolloNola.com
Criollo Restaurant, located in the historic Monteleone Hotel in downtown New Orleans, is offering a steal of a lunch deal. For just $12 you can enjoy the daily special such as beef pot pie with wild mushroom biscuits filled with short rib; or fried chicken and waffles with syrup. Criollo is the Spanish word for Creole, and chef Joe Maynard likes to put his own spin on some of the most loved dishes within the genre. Serving from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., try to make time for a pre- or post-lunch drink in the hotel’s iconic (and recently renovated) Carousel Bar.