MIGHTY MISSISSIP The Creole Queen paddlewheeler will host its annual sparkling soirée on July Fourth. The Independence Day dinner cruise offers a special dining menu, open bar and DJs. Plus great views of the fireworks. $119/adult, $69 kids (6-12), $20 for child (ages 3-5). Call (504)529-4567 for reservations. [Eaterwire]
BYWATER Sarah Baird reports that chef Melissa Martin (most recently of Cafe Hope) has launched Mosquito Supper Club, doing farm to table Cajun cuisine out of the Tigerman's Den (3113 Royal). This Sunday, June 8, the club hosting "a kid-friendly 'fais do do' brunch... with live zydeco music, boudin and 'pop rouge' ice cream." Official website right here. [Gambit]
RIVERBEND Todd Price has the low down on more summer dining deals for June, including Brigtsen's (723 Dante Street) early bird special, a $28 three-course meal served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. [NOLA.com]
BAYOU ST. JOHN Stickball, a meatball pop up operated by school teacher/meatball virtuoso Jamie Trent is raising money via Kickstarter to start a meatball food truck in New Orleans. Meatball food truck=you know you want it. [Eaterwire]
NOLA WYES annual beer samplings are slated for next weekend, Sherry Fest is happening right now in New Orleans, and the Creole Tomato Fest takes over the French Market this weekend.