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Brenann's Hosts Swanky Veuve Clicquot Dinner; 1000 Figs Seeks Booze

Plus, Pizza Poetry returns to a pizza box near you and free oysters, crawfish, and BLTs around the city.

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MID CITY— Falafel fave 1,000 Figs and upcoming grilled cheese spot Melt are both seeking the right to serve booze, and will appear before the City Planning Commission this week. [MidCityMessenger]

NOLA— Pizza Poetry returns to NOLA this week with local faves including Mid City Pizza and Pizza Delicious  affixing poems written by 6-18 year old area students to their pizza boxes on Friday night, April 17. It's all part of a cool project from Big Class, a nonprofit that supports and encourages young writers through collaborations with schools and communities. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Next Thursday, April 23, the big pink champagne house of The South Brennan's hosts a ritzy evening with Veuve Clicquot, including a three-course dinner created by chef Slade Rushing to pair exclusively with Veuve Clicquot's rosé vintages and live entertainment as well. $150/guest. Tickets here, with limited seating still available. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Here's a guide to doing free stuff in New Orleans, including eating free BLTs every Wednesday night and red beans on Mondays at Banks Street Bar, free crawfish at R Bar on Fridays at 6 p.m. and free oysters at Le Bon Temps Roule Fridays at 7 p.m. [Thrillist]

NOLA— As of last week, Haydel's bakery has lost their trademark for bead dogs and the phrase "Mardi Gras bead dog," Todd Price reports, with a federal appeals court ruling that bead dogs—which refer to when beads are twisted into little dog shapes—is too generic to actually be trademarked. [NOLA.com]

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