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Two Awesome Beer & Food Pairings Not To Miss in Nola

One on the cheap and one upscale

Food trucks are the norm for breweries that don't have taproom kitchens— you can find them lined up at Courtyard, Second Line, and Urban South almost any time the breweries are open to the public.

But here are two events planned for tomorrow, Thursday, June 30, that break the mold

LGD— Avenue Pub hosts its menu consultant Nathanial Zimet's Purple Truck outside its always-open doors while he provides food to pair with 6-oz pours of beer from the Bruery. (This is also a great time to try Bruery beer without investing in a full 750-ml bottle.)

Some of the suggested pairings: Beer-battered wahoo with peach tartar sauce with Humulus Terreux; duck bacon & Creole tomato sandwich with Saison Rue; beer (Mischief) braised Spanish style chorizo with Manchego cheese toast with Mischief; and peach & crimped oat granola with peach curd and coconut with either Beret or Oude Tart.

Everything is served a la carte, the pairings are only suggested. The truck will start slinging food at around 6 p.m. Dishes run between $6-12, with almost everything under ten bucks. Six ounce pours are mostly $3, with one $4 pour in there.

LAKEWOOD— Also on Thursday, starting at 6pm, Jordan and Amarys Herndon's Old Portage popup is collaborating with NOLA Brewing (where they also pop up every Tuesday) for Longue Vue's occasional "Taste+Pair" guest chef series. This is the first time this dinner has been paired with beer.

Sample the Herndons' playful and internationally influenced dishes like Shrimp and Peach Kim Chi paired with NOLA's Hurricane Saison or Duck on Duck, a confit leg quarter with blueberry-cured duck prosiutto, duck pate with rose and lavender, crispy duck cracklin, and duck jelly. That's paired with guava-pear Lowerline, a sour ale which is part of NOLA's Funk Series.

$55 advanced tickets are required (includes five courses and pairings), with the cutoff at 9 a.m on Thursday morning.

Avenue Pub

1732 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 586-9243 Visit Website

Longue Vue House and Gardens

7 Bamboo Road, , LA 70124 (504) 488-5488 Visit Website