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Susan Spicer in Nyx, Local Distilleries To Know, More

UPTOWN— Todd Price reports that beloved chef Susan Spicer has been named the grand marshall of the all-female Krewe of Nyx, which rolls Uptown, next Wednesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. []

CBD— Purloo will be popping up with a Mardi Gras themed dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, February 22, at Gravier St. Social (523 Gravier). The five-course prix fixe, including crab and andoillie gumbo, bronzed redfish, and more is $52 or $76 with wine pairings. Reservations here or at (504) 941-7629. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— This week wine/booze writer Tim McNally reports on local distilleries that are turning out some quality product you should familiarize yourself with, including Atelier Vie, Bayou Rum, Old New Orleans Rum, Cajun Spirits, and Donner-Peltier. [HappyHour]

NYC— Ralph Brennan Group's veteran executive chef Haley Bitterman will make her second appearance on The Today Show the Mardi Gras day, March 4, during the 9-10 a.m. slot. Bitterman's cooking segment will include crawfish spring rolls, Cajun andouille corn fritters, and more. She will also speak at the New York Time Travel Show on March 2.

Chef Susan Spicer [Photo: Bayona/Official Website]

Old New Orleans Rum Distillery

2815 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 945-9400 Visit Website