BATON ROUGE? John Besh will speak about using local ingredients in food products at the Louisiana Food Processors Conference in Baton Rouge on March 14. Other speakers will talk about topics like obesity/diabetes and marketing/social media at the conference, March 13-14, which is for professionals in food processing. [NOLA.com]
UPTOWN? Gemelli's is popping up in Lilette next Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. $60/person (cash only) includes four course family style dinner with wine pairings. Reservations at (504) 432-1380[Eaterwire]
NOLA? The 2013 Ponderosa Stomp Festival isn't until October 3-5, but the cult favorite fest/conference for music afficianados has just announced their official line up. Check out their website for details on all the news and festivities. [Eaterwire]
CBD? On March 14, the International House and Loa will be celebrating St. Joseph's Day, featuring an altar styled by artist Linda Sampson with bread from Graison Gill of Bellegarde Bakery, which will be on display until March 20. There will also be a sidewalk chalk artist, accordian players, and a slew of Sicilian inspired craft cocktails from Alan Walter, who also produced a still life for the event.
Loa [Photo: Official Website]