Side Dish Picks For Best New Food, Drink Specials and Weekend Events
The Link Stryjewski Foundation’s dinner series continues tonight at 7 p.m. at Calcasieu (930 Tchoupitoulas St.) with the theme, “European Vacation.” The fundraiser features a four-course dinner with wine pairings inspired by a recent trip to Europe by chefs de cuisine David Rouse (Herbsaint), Bret Macris (Cochon), Nicole Mills (Peche), and Jacob Dufreche (Butcher). The event will benefit the non-profit Link Stryjewski Foundation and its mission to nourish, educate and empower the youth of New Orleans. Tickets are $100 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 504-588-2123.
Show your support for the New Orleans Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI), a non-profit international organization of women in hospitality tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the group’s annual soiree. The event, to be held at the Gumbo Garden at SoFab (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.), will feature cocktails and bites from member chefs and restaurants including Arnaud’s, Bywater Bakery, Saba, City Greens, Gracious Bakery, Link Restaurant Group, and Piece of Meat and live entertainment by jazz singer Meryl Zimmerman and guitarist Eric Merchant. Knock out some holiday shopping or a bit of self-indulgence with a silent auction featuring restaurant packages, weekend getaways and more. Tickets are a thrifty $40 per person, two for $75 and can be purchased at LDEI Party.
The Bayou Bar, (2031 Saint Charles Ave., bayoubarneworleans.com) the casual tavern-style bar that once served as a drinking den for both Sinatra and Capote, recently introduced weekly dining specials created by Chef/Owner Brian Landry and Executive Chef David Whitmore. Priced at a thrifty $14, offerings are available all-day Monday through Friday and include New Orleans classics like red beans and rice; roast pork jambalaya; smothered white beans with duck wings; meatballs & spaghetti; and Gulf shrimp and stone ground grits. Live music is offered Wednesday through Sunday with a rotating selection of talented local artists.
With a gaming parlor vibe and Prohibition-style cocktail lounge, Fulton Alley (600 Fulton St., 208-5569, fultonalley.com) in the Warehouse District is now offering half off bowling and drink specials Monday to Thursday from 4- 7 p.m. Selections include $3 Paradise Park Draft; $5 Old Fashioned; and half off wine by the glass. Additionally, Saints fans can now enjoy game day specials that range from $6 – $10.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Use it to celebrate the people and the community you love.