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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

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. []

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. []