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Cole Newton's Top Mixology Honors, Omagasse at Emeril's, & More

A look at dining news around New Orleans this week.

T. Cole Newton
T. Cole Newton
Nikki Mayeux

NOLA: T. Cole Newton of 12 Mile Limit took top honors at New Orleans Best Mixologist competition on Wednesday night, Laura McKnight reports: Now "Newton joins five other finalists, each from a different city, to compete for a chance to represent the U.S. in the annual Marie Brizard International Bartending Seminar and Competition in France." []

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT: Emeril's chef David Slater is now doing an Omagasse (play on omakase, y'all) dinner every third Thursday of the month, featuring a five-course tasting menu created on the fly. Kicks off on Thursday, October 16. $65 per person (wine pairing an additional $40). [Eaterwire]

OAK STREET: Wondering about the food at new beer hotspot Ale? Alison Alsup reports "popular menu items include lamb sliders.. debris fries... and duck confit queso fundido." Kitchen stays open to midnight. [Advocate]