Sushi, Please!

Executive Chef Than “Lin” Regules, who opened Laksa with her husband Alex Regules at St. Roch Market, has now added Lin Sushi and Poke to the market. In addition to poke bowls and sushi rolls, the restaurant features tonkotsu ramen and sushiritos (a burrito-sized sushi wrap). 2381 St. Claude Ave., 267-0388,


Brunch Plans

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot has expanded its Sunday weekend brunch at The Peacock Room to Saturday from 10 3 p.m. The weekend brunch menu features specialty dishes and cocktails that are not available during the week, such as the Peacock Tower filled with deviled eggs, lobster toast, shrimp, pimento cheese and crostini. Another favorite is the chicken biscuit with American cheese and jalapeño cane syrup. For cocktails, try the “Squawk of Shame” (made with tart passion fruit, citrus and basil) or the “Siren of the Tropics” (made with house-made banana rum, roasted pecans and bananas). 501 Tchoupitoulas St., 324-3073,

Benevolent Bites

Dragonfly Café, a casual daytime café, has opened in the Raphael Village Town Center in the Irish Channel. A partnership between Raphael Village and Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods, the café furthers Raphael Village’s aim to aid differently-abled individuals in leading purposeful and enriching lives. The menu features a mix of comfort food and options for those with limiting dietary restrictions, such as the “Hashtag“ (Louisiana sweet potatoes roasted with seasonal veggies) and the “Rancheros Bowl” (a crisp tortilla shell, seasoned beans, three fresh salsas and two poached eggs). Menu specials are available, as well as Thirst-Quenching Thursdays for specially priced mimosas. 518 Jackson Ave., 544-9530,

Light Lunch

The Elysian Bar is now serving a special lunch menu created by Executive Chef Jonathan Klaskala. Served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the menu features light bites like the “Little Gem” salad (tossed in avocado dressing with heirloom cherry tomatoes and crunchy seeds), snapper tartar (served with coconut, cilantro and tomatillo broth) and baked Gulf oysters (served with garlic herb butter and country ham breadcrumbs). 2317 Burgundy St., 356-6769,

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Tasty Tome

Mason Hereford, the James Beard Award-nominated chef/owner of Turkey and the Wolf, is releasing a cookbook dubbed “Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans” ($30, Ten Speed Press). The cookbook features 95 recipes that put a playful spin on Southern food, such as chicken pot-hand-pies with buttermilk dip and decadent bologna sandwiches. Available for pre-order at Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., Ste. 14, 895-2266,

Of the Sea

Seafood Sally’s is a family-friendly seafood restaurant with Pensacola Beach-vibes located within an historic building on Oak Street. Be sure to try the onion rings and the boiled crab tossed in a signature chili butter sauce. On Wednesday nights, Seafood Sally’s offers all-you-can-eat crab. There’s also a daily “Buck a Shuck Oyster Happy Hour” from 4 to 6 p.m. The catch of the day and whole fish options change out daily, depending on what comes in from local fishermen, and the bar program features cocktails with rotating ingredients depending on the seasons. Meanwhile, the wine program offers unique seafood pairings, with small producers and limited-production wines. 8400 Oak St., 766-8736,

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