Charcoal’s slides in new meat varieties

2200 Magazine St., 644-4311,
Want to try antelope, venison or elk but don’t want to commit in case you don’t like it? Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar on Magazine Street is offering a new special on Tuesdays, where diners can sample three unusual burger meats in slider-size portions. The special price will depend on which meats are freshly available, and there will be a limited quantity. Charcoal’s also has a weekday happy hour (3-6 p.m.) where the house-recommended burger is $5 and draft beers and milkshakes are $3.


Chiba Rolls for Son of a Saint

8312 Oak St., 826-9119,
Chiba, the contemporary Japanese restaurant on Oak Street, has created a new NOLA Indy Specialty Roll with $1 of each one sold going to the charity, Son of a Saint. The charity works to enhance the lives of fatherless boys in the city. The roll is comprised of snow crab with asparagus, cucumbers topped with super white tuna, black and red tobiko and Chiba’s own spicy ponzu sauce. Other news at the restaurant includes a new hot entrée of Sautéed Thai Gulf Shrimp and half-price sake bottles on Thursdays.


New Flavors of New Orleans From Fest Cola
The New Orleans craft soda maker, Fest Cola, is offering new ways to experience an alcohol-free taste. Four new flavors are now available: Bamboula (Almond Cola), Flambeaux (Satsuma Mint Soda), Papa Joe (Pecan Root Beer) and Lulu (Bourbon Cream Soda). Each, inspired in name and in ingredients by the culture of the city, is naturally flavored and sweetened with real Louisiana cane sugar, and can be found in restaurants and supermarkets throughout the area.