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New Restaurants May Head To Jackson Ave; Events Galore

La Petite Grocery's Katrina anniversary fundraiser, and more.


LGD— Robert Morris reports that the former Sara Mayo hospital at 625 Jackson is slated to become an eight-story apartment complex with room for ground floor restaurants:  "It is too early to say what types of restaurants... but... the developers would prefer local restaurateurs." [UptownMessenger]

OAK STREET— Helen Freund reports on a slew of special upcoming events including Oak and Ale's anniversary celebration on August 1 featuring a night of drink specials, barbecue, and live music (and free wine/beer from 4 to 6 p.m.). [Gambit]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Compere Lapin hosts recent cheftestapants Doug Adams and Iron Chef winner Vitaly Paley (both from Portland) for a four-course Pacific Northwest and Gulf seafood menu with Oregon wine pairings on August 9 with seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. $75/person. Reservations by calling (504) 599-2119. [Eaterwire]

UPTOWN— On the wake of Katrina's ten year anniversary, La Petite Grocery will host a $200/person fundraising dinner for St. Bernard Project, a non-profit which helps those affected by the storm, on August 24 with four-courses, Moises wine pairings, and guest chef Justin Girouard of Lafayette's The French Press. (504) 891-3377 for info/reservations. [Eaterwire]