ST. ROSE Brett Anderson reports that tonight, January 21, is the last night that beloved St. Rose Tavern will be open. The family-operated restaurant has been a "fixture along the levee in St. Rose since 1950," but received an eviction notice from building owners in November. [NOLA.com]
LOUISIANA This week Laura McKnightreports that several upcoming breweries are heading to our area in 2014. Hammond's Gnarly Barley, Arabi's 40 Arpent, and Mudbug Brewery in Thibodaux all plan to open by Spring. New Orleans own Courtyard Brewery now expects a summer opening, and Cajun Fire a late 2014 opening. [NOLA.com]
THIBODAUX In other booze news, strong>Scott Gold reports that New Orleans will get its first aged-whiskey since prohibition thanks to Thibodaux-based brewery Donner-Peltier, who will add LA1 Louisiana Whiskey to their arsenal of craft rums, vodka and gin. The whiskey should be available for purchase by the holidays.
MID CITY The Bacon Grease fest that was supposed to happen at Finn McCool's during the snowpocalypse has been rescheduled for this coming Wednesday, February 5. My House NOLA hosts a slew of food trucks including Foodie Call and in-house pop up Boo Koo BBQ for a celebration of all things bacon from 6 to 9 p.m. [Gambit]
NOLA NoDef reports that Wednesday, February 5, is also the night that Boucherie hosts an $80 beer-pairing dinner with The Bruery folks from Orange County, CA. The Bruery will also be giving a tasting of several beers at The Avenue Pub on Thursday, February 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. and at Bacchanal on Saturday, February 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. [NOLADefender]
Finn McCool's [Photo: Brasted]