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Bayou Rum's New Satsuma Liqueur, Tamale Mania

QUARTER— Bayou Rum is launching their brand new 60 proof Satsuma Liqueur, available starting this week at finer local bars/restaurants. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse will also host a Bayou Rum pairing dinner August 1 at 7 p.m., where you can also sneak a taste. $55/person, menu and info right here. [Eaterwire]

MISSISSIPPI— Last October Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt attended the Delta Hot Tamale Festival, serving a "riff on one of Butcher's star offerings—the boudin—mixing the sausage's meat and seasonings with cornmeal instead of rice," and according to Julia Reed, they'll be back in Greenville again to compete this October. [WSJ]

EVERYWHERE— Also, Cochon's whole grain Abita beer mustard happens to be for sale on Blake Lively's brand new lifestyle blog, which describes said mustard as of "the hearty variety, gritty and spicy, with the perfect amount of acidity... instant deliciousness." [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Dinner Lab founder Brian Bordainick is all up on this week with a video and accompanying article that notes: "Since launching in August of 2012 in Bordainick's basement apartment, Dinner Lab has grown to nearly 60 full-time employees, hundreds of part-time servers and brings in between $3.5 and $4.8 million in annual revenue. Dinner Lab just secured $2.1 million in venture funding, valuing the company at approximately $16 million." [Entrepreneur]

Inside Bayou Rum in Lacassine, LA [-ENOLA-]