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Vega's Fiesta Octobre, Herbsaint's Crème Brulee, More

CHARLESTON? Blackened Out boy Rene Louapre takes a trip to South Carolina with the fam, and in case you need some restaurant suggestions for your next trip to Charleston, Louapre suggests Husk, McCrady's, FIG, The Ordinary, and many more hotspots this week. [Blackened Out]

UPTOWN? Judy Walker weighs in on the upcoming Cocktails & Curds competition happening October 14 at 7 p.m. in Rosy's Jazz Hall. Tix are $25 with ample tastings, as bartenders compete to create the best cocktail and cheese pairing.
Walker will judge alongside Rene Louapre and Becker Hall, chefs Sue Zemanick, Justin Devillier, Aaron Burgau, Cure owner Neil Bodenheimer, and Dirty Coast's Blake Haney. []

OLD METAIRIE? Vega Tapas will celebrate Oktoberfest the Spanish way, with Fiesta Octobre, a special, 5-course German-inspired menu with a Spanish Twist, available October 1-26 at $27/person. Plus, Estrella Galicia beer for $2.35/bottle. [Eaterwire]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT? Kim Ranjbar dines outside at Herbsaint for her birthday, and ditches b-day cake for duck egg Crème Brulee with pecan lace cookies: "The sugar crust was perfect, a hard tap of my spoon breaking through to a thick, smooth custard. We enjoyed dipping the crunchy pecan cookies into cups of freshly brewed French Truck coffee while watching the streetcars rumble by." [SuckTheHeads]

Herbsain [Photo: Josh Brasted]


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