Welcome to Eater New Orleans’ “short list” of events. This weekly curated listing will feature the most exciting, must-attend local dining and drinking festivals, classes, dinners, and more. Updated every week, this is a one-stop-shop for the happenings in New Orleans that are most worthy of time, calories, and expense. Eater will highlight one awesome event each day of the week.
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Monday, July 24, 2017
Back to School Supplies Drive at Whole Foods
What: Whole Foods on Broad is hosting a back to school supplies drive. From July 24 through July 28, donated supplies can be dropped off at the guest services desk.
Details: For a full list of needed supplies, as well as instructions on how to register to receive supplies, visit the website
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
No Menu Tuesdays at Coquette
What: The team at Coquette mixes it up with food and wine pairings this week. Ryan Plas, the “wine guy,” will choose the wines first. Then, the chefs will come up with a five-course dinner to highlight the wines.
Details: The menu remains a secret until guests arrive. Tickets are $45 with wine pairings; $30 without wine pairings. Call the restaurant at (504) 265-0421 for reservations
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Huneeus Vintners Family Wine Dinner at Galatoire’s 33 Bar and Steak
What: Galatoire’s 33 Bar and Steak hosts a wine dinner with Huneeus Vintners (including Flowers and Quintessa). Dishes from executive chef Michael Sichel include passed hors d ’oeuvres; stone fruit and almond gazpacho; crab tortellini; fried Amish chicken breast; a stack of grilled short ribs, prime strip, and vegetable tartare; and a dark chocolate pot de crème.
Details: Tickets are $125. Details available here. Galatoire’s 33 Bar and Steak, 215 Bourbon Street
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Kenton’s Three-Course Summer Dinner Menu
What: Each Thursday this summer, Kenton’s is featuring a three-course dinner for $29.
Details: There’s a different three-course dinner each week. Call Kenton’s for details. (504) 891-1177. Kenton’s, 5757 Magazine Street
Friday, July 28, 2017
Sip and Shop on Bayou Road
What: The Kitchen Witch bookshop hosts a regular Friday “sip and shop” with complimentary beer and wine.
Details: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kitchen Witch, 1452 N. Broad Street.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Summer Shrimp Boil-Off
What: Chefs Ysaac Ramirez of Josephine Estelle, Ryan Haigler of Grand Isle, and Daniel Causgrove of Seaworthy are going head to head cooking their best Gulf shrimp dishes to benefit Audubon G.U.L.F. Institute. The winner will be crowned at sundown.
Details: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include all the shrimp that customers can eat, tax, and gratuity. Music provided by Lisa Ngyuen and DJ Suzy Q. Seaworthy, 630 Carondelet Street
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Leba-Cajun Sunday Dinner at Simone’s Market
What: Simone Reggie of Simone’s Market hosts a Leba-Cajun Sunday dinner featuring some of the Lebanese food she grew up eating. Right now, events are planned every Sunday and the menu will change a little each week (depending on what farmers have in excess). Grape leaves, the crowd favorite, will remain on the menu.
Details: Dinner is served hot from 5 p.m. -- 8 p.m. at Simone’s Market. No need to purchase tickets in advance. Check the Facebook page for details. Simone’s Market, 8201 Oak Street
Paradigm Gardens just announced its only event of the summer season, a Caribbean night featuring food from Johnny's Jamaican Grill and the Jamaican musical stylings of band The Big Takeover on August 5 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available now.
COOLinary New Orleans kicks off August 1 and lasts the entire month. Check out the prix-fixe lunch and dinner specials here.
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