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6 Awesome Dining & Boozing Events In New Orleans Next Week

From Cuban dancing to whole hog barbecue, next week is a blast

UPTOWN— Pizza Domenica hosts a Sunday Spritz party on Sunday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. celebrating the launch of Spritz, a new book from PUNCH founders Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Parisea, who will be signing books.  $25 gets you snacks, drinks and a copy of the book.  Tix here. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Bourbon House hosts a bourbon cocktail party with Bone Spirits founder Jeff Peace on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m.  Snacks (including a charcuterie station, yo), drinks, and good times for $45/person. [Eaterwire]

CBD— On Friday, May 20,  International House and its stellar cocktail lounge Loa host Havana Whites, in honor of Cuban Independence Day. $35 gets you drinks, music, cuban coffee from Solo Espresso, and loads of dancing ($50 gets you all that plus a seated dinner).  More info here. [Eaterwire]

MID CITY—€” Judy Walker reports that food historian, James Beard nom, and author Rien Fertel launches his new book The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog at Mopho on Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m. $49 gets you a copy of the book, a plate of whole hog barbecue with sides, and wine/beer ($67.99 for 2 persons + one book). [NOLA.com]

GARDEN DISTRICT— Beloved coffee shop Mojo (1500 Magazine) celebrates its ten year anniversary on Sunday, May 22, with a free sidewalk party featuring Electric Eggroll food truck, specialty Mojo-infused Iced Coffee Porter from Gnarly Barley and more shenanigans from 4 to 7 p.m. Owners Demian Estevez and Angee Jackson—who have a second Mojo location on Freret— plan to expand the flagship location in the near future as well. [EaterWire]

FRERET— Also on May 22, Cure hosts the popular A Night of Agave pop-up with bartender Braden LaGrone and visiting mezcal expert Pedro Jiménez slinging specialty food and cocktails during an all-night happy hour, with mezcal tastings and a rare mezcal auction in store too.  There will even be a frozen, yes, a FROZEN mezcal concoction. Some portions benefit the Tequila Interchange Project. Festivities start at 5 p.m. (Cure will also have its regular menu available as well, mmkay haters?). [Eaterwire]

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