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Lakefront Dining For The Holiday Weekend; A Pastry Pop-Up at Compere Lapin

Plus, Gemelli's pops up at Lilette on September 23 and more.

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Dockside dining at Brisbi's.
Dockside dining at Brisbi's.

MANDEVILLE & MORE— Ian McNulty talks waterfront dining for the holiday weekend including Mandeville's revamped Friends Coastal Restaurant, Hook'd Up Bar & Grill, West End's Brisbi's, Manchac's Middendorfs and more. [Advocate]

UPTOWN— Chef Edward Charles' family-style Italian pop up Gemelli's returns to Lilette on September 23 at 6:30 p.m. with a wine pairing dinner inspired by Venice. $85 get you four-courses with chilled cod mousse, sea bass with pea and pancetta risotto, and more specialties on the menu. Reserve a spot right here. [Eaterwire]

CENTRAL CITY— Cafe Reconcile has released a cookbook You'd Bettah Reconcile! Recipes to Feed Your Soul, available at the cafe, which has also been busy with its Breaking Bread fundraising dinner, two of which are planned for December. []

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Acclaimed Miami Beach-based pastry chef Josh Gripper of The Dutch will pop up with pastries at Compere Lapin on Wednesday, September 16. Gripper will offer two desserts on the restaurant's menu for lunch and dinner, a salted key lime pie and a Cuban flan. Gripper's pastries—including passion fruit doughnuts, chocolate chip cookies, ham and swiss Parker House rolls and much more—will also be available all day at Tout La, the restaurant's coffee bar. [EaterWire]

COVINGTON— Covington's city council is considering changing booze laws that would allow bars and restaurants to serve liquor within 300 feet of a church. []