Rejoice, Marigny weekend warriors, pizza and local-forage hotspot Paladar 511 has just launched a brand new Saturday and Sunday brunch service, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm egg pizzas and dazzling lemon ricotta pancakes set the brunch menu apart from the crowd, along with a small and basically perfect brunch cocktail menu, including build your own mimomas. Here's the debut menu (reservations are recommended at (504) 509-6782)
Warehouse District gem Compère Lapin has just launched a killer happy hour. The bar program— run by Ricky Gomez and also featuring the extraordinary Abigail Gullo and Zach Augustin—has been the biggest booze debut in New Orleans in 2015, and now you can drink it in on the cheap with $6 select wines and $6 classic craft drinks (daiqs, martinis, etc.) every Monday to Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. Chef Nina Compton has also rolled out a list of $5 snacks including conch croquettes, spiced pig ears, dirty rice arancini and more.