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Calcasieu Benefit for St. Bernard Project; mmm, Bourbon

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT? Wednesday, October 10th Calcasieu (above Cochon) welcomes John Martin Taylor for a benefit-book signing and dinner. Taylor will introduce his 20th anniversary edition of Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking, as Chef Stephen Stryjewski prepares a three-course menu featuring recipes from the cookbook. Tickets to the event are $100 and proceeds will benefit St. Bernard Project. Call 588-2188 for reservations. [EaterWire]

LGD? The Avenue Pub is taking a much more serious approach towards its Bourbon selections these days. From their blog: "Just like craft beer we have dug deep into the tiny family run distilleries? most of which aren't household names. Bourbon aficionados will recognize many of the names?but even they will be impressed with some of the very limited special releases we will be offering." [AvenuePub]

EVERYWHERE? WYES New Orleans has announced a new food documentary, "Vietnamese Cuisine in New Orleans" that discusses the growing popularity and acceptance of Vietnamese food in New Orleans. It debuts Sunday, October 14, at 7 p.m. and airs again Sunday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. []

Inside Calcasieu [Photo: Official Website]