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Chef John Besh Will Take to the High Seas With Bourbon Barrels

Plus, New Orleans gets a festival devoted to beignets

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

BOOZE NEWS — Celebrity chef John Besh will take to the high seas this week as he accompanies two barrels of specialty bourbon in a boat to Key West. The bourbon is a stunt cooked up by Jefferson’s Bourbon founder Trey Zoeller, who’s attempting to mature the booze in the way it was done 150 years ago — on a boat, exposed to the elements. The bourbon has already traveled down river from the Midwest and will be passed off to a sail boat next month in Florida for its final journey to New York City. Each bottle from the batches will be sold for $500 to benefit the John Besh Foundation. [WGNO]

EVENTWIRE — Tickets are now on sale for Mid City restaurant Brown Butter’s supper club at 7 p.m. on August 14. The meaty five-course menu features homemade charcuterie, grilled shrimp, prochetta, vinegar braised short ribs, and a chocolate-cheese croissant. The cost is $55. [EaterWire]

FOOD MEDIA — New Orleans is one of the world’s best places for street food according to a recent ranking, which shines a spotlight on the city’s gas station plate lunches, pho noodle shops, and taco trucks. The Big Easy is in good company alongside Honolulu, Hawaii; Tokyo, Japan; Bangkok, Thailand; and more. [CNN]

EVENTWIRE — Brace for beignet overload. A new festival devoted to the fried dough treat will launch on October 8 in Lafayette Square featuring sweet and savory options. Cafe du Monde, Cafe Beignet, New Orleans Coffee & Beignet, and more will be showcased at the event. [The Advocate]

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