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Monroe's Cory Bahr Takes Food & Wine's Peoples Best New Chef

Plus Galatoire's celebatres 110 years in, Pinch-A-Palooza returns to Deanie's in Bucktown, and more.

Chef Cory Bahr
Chef Cory Bahr
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MONROE— Congrat are in order for Cory Bahr, chef of Monroe, Louisiana restaurant Cotton. Bahr swept the entire Food & WinPeople's Best New Chef Award for 2015, topping chefs from New Orleans in the Gult Coast category, and from all over America as the overall winner. [F&W]

COVINGTON— Time to road trip to the Northshore, as Covington Brewhouse unleashes a new taproom next week on April 17. [NOLA.com]

QUARTER— On April 20 at 6 p.m. French Quarter landmark Galatoire's hosts it's 110the anniversary party with a five-course 1905 Celebration dinner. The menu includes all the hits from the original 1905 original including the seafood-based Dinkelspiel Salad. Say that ten times fast. $110/person with wine pairings. Reserve your spot at (504)525-6022. [Eaterwire]

UPTOWN— Amici (3218 Magazine Street) hosts a wine pairing dinner on April 17 at 7 p.m. featuring five-courses form chef Chad Matrana and guest chef Jasper Mirabile Jr. of Jasper's  in Kansas City. Mirabile will also have cookbooks for sale/ to autograph and host a mozzarella making demonstration. $85/person, reserve a spot at (504) 300-1250. [Eaterwire]

BUCKTOWN— Amanda Shaw, Vince Vance and more hot local acts will perform at Deanie's sixth annual Pinch-A-Palooza crawfish extravaganza on Sunday, April 19. On Sun., April 19., from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Six bands, lots of food and beverages for purchase, the NOCCA Boxcar food truck, 610 Stompers, and FREE admission. 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie. [EaterWire]

QUARTER— Heading out to French Quarter Fest? Booze whisperer Laura McKnight suggests three ofter overlooked gems in the Vieux Carre for your drinking pleasure: May Bailey's, Patrick's Bar Vin, and Vacherie. [NOLA.com]

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