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NOMA's Free Cooking Series; 504 Craft Beer Reserve Gets Booze Thumbs Up

Also: Izzo's may not get license to booze, and Tivoli & Lee hosts a Buffalo Trace dinner June 25.


MID CITY— Robert Morris reports that 504 Craft Beer Reserve, an upcoming upscale store focusing on growlers-to-go and quality craft brews from owners Jason Paulin and Patrick Brown, got the City Planning Commission's thumbs up to sell beer yesterday, making it one step closer to landing at 3939 Tulane Avenue, near Treo and the Tulane Bar. [MidCityMessenger]

UPTOWN— Meanwhile in CPC disapproval land, Robert Morris reports that Baton-Rouge based chain Izzo's Illegal Burrito (now in the former Popeye's at Marengo and Magazine) did not get its anticipated booze recommendation, so the matter will now be decided by City Council. [UptownMessenger]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Tivoli & Lee is hosting a Whiskey Social Dinner tomorrow, June 25, with a four course meal inspired by South Louisiana from chef Marcus Woodham and drink pairings featuring Buffalo Trace Distillery. $65/person. Guests may arrive any time from 6 to 10 p.m., no reservations required. Valet available. [Eaterwire]

CITY PARK— Ian McNulty reports that the New Orleans Museum of Art and Ralph Brennan's restaurants have teamed up to offer Artful Palate inside Cafe NOMA, a series of free cooking classes this summer. June 26 kicks things off with Cooking Creole 101 featuring chefs Chris Montero and Kevin Belton at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early to snag a seat. [Advocate]