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New Orleans Now Has A Kombucha Brewery

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Big Easy Bucha at HiVolt

GERT TOWN— The first kombucha brewery in Louisiana debuts on Friday, November 4, right here in New Orleans. Big Easy Bucha (4040 Euphrosine St.), run by fermented tea pros Alexis Korman and Austin Sherman, celebrates its grand opening from 7 to 9 p.m. with food trucks, kombucha cocktails, a growler refill station and giveaways. During regular hours, expect tours, and events including yoga and healthier happy hours. [Eaterwire]

ARABI— 40 Arpent Brewing Company (6809 N. Peters St) debuts it grand opening of its new taproom on Saturday, November 5, from 3 to 11 p.m. with a family-friendly event featuring specialty kegs, live music, and food from Taylor Made Wings and Beehive Nola. The new taproom has a bar, stage, and outdoor space overlooking the Mississippi with room for up to 3,000 people. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Helen Freund talks with Jennifer Jane and Ryan "Chef Houla" Houlihan of new monthly dinner speakeasy Wolf 'n' Swallow this week: “Our next meal is all about fall flavors, so we're making a deviled duck egg with some blackened maple sausage, some Brussels sprouts slaw and local microgreens on top.” The fall dinner is on November 17. [Gambit]

NOLA— Ian McNulty reports on where to find good boudin in New Orleans, including newer butcher shops Bourrée at Boucherie, Chris Specialty Meats, Shank Charcuterie and more. [Advocate]