METAIRIE— Helen Freund reports that Perks Coffee & Cafe, a new drive-thru spot specializing is fresh and local prepared food items and local coffee roasts, will be opening at 4300 Clearview this summer. [Gambit]
NOLA— Fondue franchise The Melting Pot is giving away free cheese fondue vouchers (no purchase necessary) to the first 25,000 people who sign up for Club Fondue today, April 11, right here. [Eaterwire]
NOLA— Meanwhile pancake franchise IHOP is letting kids eat free, today April 11 through May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at participating IHOPs with a menu including chicken and waffles, grilled cheese sandwich, chocolate chip pancakes and more. [Eaterwire]
CENTRAL CITY— Kids can get in the kitchen at SoFAB on Saturday, April 16, for some cool cooking class action. 7-11 year olds will learn how to make breaded chicken nuggets (at 10:30 a.m.) and 12-15 year olds will make BBQ drumsticks (at noon). $15/child, tix here.
CENTRAL CITY— Paradigm Gardens (1131 S. Rampart) hosts a night with Patois, Courtyard Brewery, and musical guest The Tanglers tomorrow, April 12. $32.97/person, includes food & drink. [Eaterwire]