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Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus from Coquette prepare food at Paradigm Gardens.
Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus from Coquette prepare food at Paradigm Gardens.
Nora McGunnigle

MARIGNY/ST. ROCH -- Two local venues are raising money to assist with Haiti's post-Matthew rebuilding. On October 16, vendors at the St. Roch market will be selling special "Love Haiti" dishes between 6-9 p.m. to support recovery efforts. Todd Price reports that one of the market's newest vendors, Fritai, a Hatian food stall, is co-owned by Charly Pierre, who has family roots in Haiti. All of his profits during the fundraiser will be donated. Ann Maloney from the Times Pic/NOLA.com reports that NOLA4HAITI is hosting a fundraiser at Cafe Instabul on Monday, October 17, 8 p.m.-midnight, with entertainment and food. [NOLA.com]

BYWATER -- Bittersweet memories accompany the uncorking of one of Bacchanal's wines, according to Brett Anderson. Before the wine bar-restaurant-live music venue's founder and co-owner Chris Rudge died unexpectedly in 2015, he'd overseen the creation of a California wine blend made to his specifications. The release of the wine has inspired Anderson to take a look at Bacchanal's history and recent transition after Rudge's death. [NOLA.com]

IRISH CHANNEL -- Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (the team behind restaurants such as Kingfish and Broussard's) is opening a second location of its popular Bayou Burger uptown in the former Salu space on Magazine St, Todd Price reports. The original Bayou Burger opened two years ago on Bourbon Street, with high quality food surprising for the area. The second location will utilize the second floor of the space and bring an expanded restaurant menu. [NOLA.com]

NEW ORLEANS -- Ian McNulty explores some of the new and creative outdoor dining spaces, including the Bayou Wine Garden, N7, Pagoda Cafe, Wood Pizza Bistro and Taproom, the Tchoup Yard, and Roux Carre. He also checks out two New Orleans urban farms that host chefs for events in their gardens, Paradigm Gardens and Grow Dat. [Advocate]

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