In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the lift of the absinthe ban, Lucid master distiller and New Orleans native Ted Breaux will host the Ban Lifters Crawl this Sunday, March 5. Revelers will visit some of New Orleans’ best-known absinthe bars: Carousel Bar, Bourbon Orleans, Pirate’s Alley Cafe, and Mahogany Jazz Hall. A $50 ticket gets guests food and absinthe cocktails.
Chefs from Sac-A-Lait and Audubon Nature Institute will host a Sea-to-Table Dinner on March 9 at the Audubon Aquarium Geaux Fish! exhibit. The event will focus on sustainable fishing practices in the Gulf and will benefit the Audubon Nature Institute Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) and Louisiana Sea Grant.
Diners will enjoy a local, sustainable seafood dinner with seafood provided by Inland Seafood and Whole Foods Market. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and costs $40 with wine pairings.
Red Beans and Rice
Forget about March Madness. The Road to the Final Fork competition aims to find out what New Orleans restaurant makes the best red beans and rice in a Final Four type competition. Devin DeWulf, of the Red Beans parade, organized the competition. After brackets are complete and the public has voted, the final four will compete in the championship round at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Camellia Brand beans is sponsoring the tournament.