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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.


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. []