Events Around Town

Today there are three events of which you should be aware, and another two this weekend.

Coquette holds a fried chicken and Champagne dinner once a year, and it’s going on tonight, starting at 6:30. The tickets, which you can purchase online here, go for $100, which gets you as much fried chicken, Champagne and other sparkling wines served family style as you care to eat. Doesn’t “all you care to eat” sound better than “all you can eat” or “until you feel sick and regret how much you ate?” I think so. That $100 includes tax and gratuity, by the way.

The kids at Coquette are awesome, and it’s one of my favorite restaurants anywhere so I’m biased, but I sincerely wish I could attend this particular shindig. One day…

Another excellent restaurant, Sac-A-Lait, is hosting a five-course menu wherein each dish will be paired with bourbon-based cocktails to benefit people who’ve suffered from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As is the case with the Coquette event, things kick off at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150, inclusive, and you can find out more by calling 324-3658.

I’m going to sound like a broken record, but another restaurant I like quite a bit, Borgne, is also having an event tonight. In this case it’s a tasting menu celebrating the food of the Canary Islands. Borgne’s chef, Brian Landry, spent some time there, (or so I’ve read on Borgne’s Facebook page) but there also a lot of folks in the area whose ancestors are Isleños, and it should be fascinating to see the connection between our native foods. This is the second such dinner Borgne has hosted, and tickets are $70, inclusive of wine, and you can send an email to to see if there’s still space available.

Deutches Haus is, of course, having more fun than a barrel full of monkeys with Octoberfest (Okboterfest) and that’s super. Personally, I’d rather head to Bratz Y’all, which is actually German, but I’m not the boss of you. Having spoken with Sven Vorkauf, who runs Bratz Y’all, I know there’s a lot going on at the Bywater Beer Garden (Garten) during October, and I know the food, beer, wine and schnapps are excellent as well.

Finally, and not least, my pals Will and Ashley are celebrating their pig Hank’s first birthday at Port Orleans brewery. You read that correctly. The event is on Oct. 13, and things kick off at 6 p.m. Kids and well-behaved animals are welcome (NO WOLVES) and in addition to the excellent beer and food available, you may also purchase Hank “merch” including t-shirts, autographed pictures, and stickers.

The event is in benefit of the LSPCA, who will be on site to accept donations. Hank is a small and pleasant pig, and I believe my family and I will be at this event. Hope to see you there, and that you can distinguish between me and Hank. (I’ll be the one wearing pants, probably.)



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