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Commander's Is a Wine Powerhouse; Sushi Fest on Horizon

Plus, more on White Linen Night dining and new spot The Standard.


WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— As White Linen Night hits Julia Street and beyond this Saturday, here are yet more dining options, including Rock-N-Sake, American Sector and Emeril's. [Advocate]

GARDEN DISTRICT— Todd Price reports that Commander's Palace is a full on wine powerhouse these days, not only with a wine cellar boasting some 24,868 bottles under the watchful eye of  master somm Dan Davis, but now this: "Last week, 14 employees... took the two-day, level-one wine exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Four took the second level exam. All 16 passed." []

UPTOWN— Just a couple reminders that The Standard, a new neighborhood eatery from Atlanta restaurateurs (one of whom has Nola roots) is now open for lunch, brunch, dinner and even happy hour. [, Gambit]

LAKEFRONT— The New Orleans Sushi Fest hits the Lakefront Arena on August 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. with tons of vendors, Japanese arts and crafts, a Japanese garden for VIPS and more. $15 general admission tix available here. [Eaterwire]