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Restaurant Bars Step Up Their Game; Royal Baby Celebrations

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EVERYWHERE?The Times-Pic reported yesterday on the emerging city-wide trend of bars becoming the nexuses of patrons' dining experience at such fine-dining destinations as Galatoire's and Donald Link's Peche. No longer are such high-end restaurant bars places where people go to wait for a table and glower hungrily at the clock?now, bar menus are part of the draw. []

CBD?The Royal Baby hath emerged from the Royal Uterus, so, if you're an unabashed monarchist, you'll probably want to celebrate this grand procreational event by going to the Windsor Court this week for a royally-themed tea service complete with royally-themed cookies and sandwiches. From Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, attendees the Windsor Court's famous tea service will receive 20 percent off the "Royal Tea," and will also be able try out a new specialty kid drink called the "New Crown Toast" (also available in a boozy adult version). [Eaterwire]

COVINGTON?If you like domestic animals, fine wines, and food, then St. Tammany Humane Society has the event of your dreams. The fourth annual Fine Wines for Canines, which helps raise money so the St. Tammany Humane Society can do things like spay and neuter feral cats and provide educational programs at schools, will take place on August 9, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at Annadele's Plantation, 71518 Chestnut St., in Covington. Chef Ronald Bonnette will prepare a limited-seating, five-course dinner, and tickets are $85 per person. []

EVERYWHERE?The well-traveled Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, second only to the Popemobile in elegance and safety, will be in town until Sunday. The official Wienermobile site will help you stalk it efficiently. [Facebook]


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