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Purloo Hosts Hansens SnoBall Dinner; Patois Gets A Little Help From Their Friends

Plus, an all-star dessert prix fixe.

CENTRAL CITY— Ashley Hansen, third generation snoball purveyor and Beard American Classic award winner is teaming up with Purloo chef Ryan Hughes on Wednesday, August 26 for a beer dinner at the restaurant inside the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Hughes will be pairing his southern cuisine with boozy takes on Hansen's signature flavors, such as boudin balls and pickled peppers sever with Hansen's cucumber snoball, with gin, lemon, and mint; and Chilton County peaches and green peanut hummus served with Hansen's watermelon snoball, with lime, El Dorado demerara rum, and rose cava. Dinner starts at 7 p.m., and is $65. For reservations, call or text 504-430-1840 or email [EaterWire]

UPTOWN— After Thursday night's shocking armed robbery at Patois, the food and booze community is in full swing to show its support. Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, spearheaded an initiative to raise funds to cover wages lost by the restaurant's employees that night. A total of $3,400 was presented on Monday afternoon, with donations from New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society (Tales,) Old New Orleans Rum, Sailor Jerry's Rum, Tullamore Dew, 1821 Bitters, Finn McCool's/Treo, El Guapo Bitters, and several other corporate and individual donors. [Facebook]

BYWATER— Local pastry chefs from Emeril's, Brennans, and NOLA/Delmonico will be teaming up with famed Boston pastry chef Justin Burke-Samson, creator of Trademark Tarts and Modern Gramma. On September 8, the four chefs are presenting a four-course, all-dessert, rooftop tasting at the National Rice Mills roof deck overlooking the Mississippi. The prix fixe menu is $65, $85 with wine pairings, and tickets can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

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