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Breads On Oak Adds A Bar; Marine & Navy Corps Eat Free At Lüke November 10

Plus, Parkway's owner honored for urban conservancy and more.

Inside Luke
Inside Luke

RIVERBEND— Bakery and vegan fave Breads on Oak is adding a new bar and now serves wine/beer, according to Helen Freund. [Gambit]

BAYOU ST. JOHN— Parkway Bakery & Tavern owner and progressive thinker Jay Nix will be honored during the Urban Conservancy's urban heroes celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Cafe Carmo, after revamping "his 35,000 square foot parking lot using native plants and a TrueGrid Paver that retains stormwater and filters it back into the earth." [MidCityMessenger]

GARDEN DISTRICT— With the announcement that John Besh will bring back the iconic Caribbean Room inside the revamped Pontchartrain Hotel in 2016, Todd Price rounds up readers' memories of the legendary restaurant from back in its heyday. []

CBD— Speaking of John Besh, chef and Marine Corps vet who served in Desert Storm: his bistro hotspot Lüke (333 St. Charles Ave.) celebrates the Marine Corps birthday on Tuesday, November 10, for the 8th year in a row, with Marine and Navy Corps invited to eat and drink for free from 11 a.m. until close—Chef Drake Leonards has even prepared a specialty complimentary menu, and there will be a block party out front. Update: Marines eat free starting at 3 p.m. [Eaterwire]