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Refreshing Spring Drinks, Haro Opens in CBD, More

NOLA— Booze whisperer Laura McKnight listicles refreshing Spring sippers this week including Sylvain's Life On a Surfboard, Emeril's Delmonico's Buddy Bolden and The Only Word, and Bar Tonique's Moscow Mule, Blanche DuBois, and the Rampart St. Tangeaux. []

MARIGNY— R Bar is celebrating 20 years in business with a weekend full of food, throwback music and bartenders, NoDef reports, including Red's Jambalaya today at 6:30 p.m. with DJ Matty spinning, and Saturday night featuring La Cocinita (6-11 p.m.) and DJ Pasta in the house. Monday, a Mexican cook out is planned [NOLADefender]

NOLA— Kalegate has flared up again, thanks to a new article from Aljazeera America that points out "thorny issues currently causing tension within the city—namely gentrification and the vegetable most associated with it." Meanwhile, the Gambit lets out a gigantic yawn over the new piece. Time to put some Boudreaux's Butt Paste on that baby and give it a rest. [Aljazeera, Gambit]

CBD— Ian McNulty reports that Haro, a cafe/chocolate shop, has opened at 703 Carondelet Street: "While it opens early for the morning coffee and pastries, it also stays open late to court an after-dinner niche" with fair trade coffee, housemade chocolates and exotic desserts from the former operator of Green Dot Cafe. [Advocate]

COVINGTON— A new non-profit based restaurant is heading to downtown Covington in May. Kim Chatelain reports that Prime by C3 will "dish out enticing culinary creations and jazz music... Instead of making money, the eatery's mission is to not only serve food but to serve the community's needs." []

Sylvain [Photo: Brasted]


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Emeril's Delmonico

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