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Chefs' Charity for Children, Early St Paddy's Day

St Patrick's Day in New Orleans.
St Patrick's Day in New Orleans.
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EVENT PLANNING? Details have been released for the 35th Annual Chefs' Charity for Children, a food-tastic benefit for St. Michael's Special School. Participating chefs include Emeril, John Besh, John Folse, Leah Chase and more, and it will be hosted by WWL's Eric Paulsen. It's Tuesday, April 10, 10AM to 2PM at the New Orleans Riverside Hilton. Tickets are $65, available by calling 504-524-7285. [EaterWire]

HOLIDAY GUIDES? Todd Price at the Times-Pic has a brief guide to some of the early St Patrick's Day events going on around town. His picks include an Irish whiskey tasting at Cork & Bottle, a beer-and-cheese pairing at Whole Foods in Metairie and a cocktail naming contest at the Windsor Court Hotel. [TP]

CRIME WIRE? NoDef reports that police and state alcohol control agents raided The Hangar, a bar in the Gert Town neighborhood, last night. A total of 17 criminal citations were issued, mostly for underage drinking and "fighting in the presence of police." [NoDef]