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Leah Chase Cooks at NOMA; DUI Checkpoint Tonight

CITY PARK? At 6 pm, NOMA is hosting a gallery talk for the "Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III" installation and a book signing with author Carol Allen and Chef Leah Chase. A cooking demo with Leah Chase and Heritage Grill's Chef Steven Marsella follows at 7p.m. (reservations requested). [EaterWire]

FAUBOURG ST. JOHN? Swirl has a free wine tasting tonight from 6-8p.m. Sample four wines from small Pacific Northwest producers. Chef Richard Papier will do small plates at $5-$7 a pop. [EaterWire]

ORLEANS PARISH? the NOPD announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in the city tonight, but where remains a mystery. This is the first time the NOPD has been so vague in revealing their checkpoint locale. [Nola.com]

UPTOWN? Robert Peyton swoons over croquettes at Little Korea, 3301 S. Claiborne: "They're about the size of black walnuts, and a bread crumb-coated exterior gives way to a filling of mashed and cubed potatoes, shredded carrots and onions and bits of hard-boiled egg." Of the accompaying sauce: "it was a pretty damn good match for the croquettes." [MyNewOrleans.com]

Pandora's Snowballs [Photo: Yelp/Damon S.]

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