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Sarsaparilla Dreamin', Accessible Restaurants, More

RIVERBEND— McNulty on Tuesday night pop up Sarsaparilla in Dante's: "From the bar, [Craig] Seaman pours inexpensive craft cocktails and wines while [Jordan] Deis turns the kitchen doorway into a walk-up stand for small plates. A recent menu had arancini, grilled corn custard, lamb-topped masa cakes and even outsized hand-made pretzels for $6 each, plus a generous cheese plate for $13." [Advocate]

BROADMOOR— Social venture incubator Propeller will hold their annual fundraiser/party Propeller Pop 2014, at their hive (4035 Washington Ave) on May 22, 7 p.m., featuring a showcase of Accelerator Fellows,food/beverage from pop ups including Sarsaparilla, Debbie does Doberge, Purloo, Gemelli's, Milkfish, Splendid Pig, Blue Oak BBQ, Dom Vegan Delites, Matt n Amie, and L' Enfant Terible. Plus entertainment, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit the 2014-2015 Accelerator and alumni programming. Tix are $35 in advance/$40 at the door. [Eaterwire]

NYC— Former Windsor Court chef Jonathan Wright will be the opening chef at the legendary Rainbow Room when it reopens in October. Brett Anderson also dishes on the "groundbreaking chef,: whose short time at The Grill Room "briefly reinvigorated—and rechristened" the restaurant and the local culinary scene as well. [NYT,]

NOLA— Todd Price investigates wheelchair accessible restaurants in New Orleans, or the lack thereof, this week. Hot 8 Brass Band trumpeter Terrell Batiste tells Price he is often frustrated by how many places aren't handicap accessible in town: "They don't have ramps, or they might have a ramp and then you get inside and there's no accessible bathroom. That's against the law." []

Dante's Kitchen, home of Sarsaparilla [Photo: Nikki Mayeux]

Dante's Kitchen

736 Dante Street, , LA 70118 (504) 861-3121