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New Champagne Bar Effervescence Pops Open This Weekend

And more top dining intel

Effervescence is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with frozen grapefruit and champagne sabayon, plenty of bubbles, and other treats.

FRENCH QUARTER — A Champagne bar on Rampart Street quietly opened its doors during Carnival, but the grand opening goes down this weekend. According to Will Coviello, Effervescence’s menu includes bubbles, as well as food: caviar, crudites, cheeses, cold seafood platters (raw oysters, crab claws, crudo), and fries with aioli. Located at 1036 N. Rampart Street, the bar will be open Wednesday through Sunday. [GAMBIT]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICTSt. James Cheese Company’s Warehouse District location on Tchoupitoulas will serve breakfast starting at 9 am on Saturday mornings. The menu includes stunners like Revelator Coffee rubbed pork butt with cheese grits, pickled corn, and egg.

NEW ORLEANS — While it kinda feels like St. Patrick’s Day was last week, today is the big day. Sip whiskey or have a pint at an Irish pub in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS — Todd Price examined nine of Brett Anderson’s favorite crawfish spots and found that the price of mudbugs is holding steady for another week. While the price hasn’t gone down, some crawfish purveyors are reporting that the quality is going up. The handy graphs within the story show that the price is still the lowest it has been at this point in the last three years. [NOLA.COM]