— Commander’s Palace is cleaning out its award-winning wine cellar and deeply discounting the wines that have to go, some by 50 percent. The only thing is that restaurant patrons have to use a secret password when they call to make their dinner reservation: Grapenuts. No secret password; no special discount wine list. The promotion runs through the end of July and is only available for dinner.
Update: The wines on the Grapenuts menu are extremely limited in quantity. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
— The Freret Street Block Party lands on Sunday, capping off a busy, boozy week of Tales of the Cocktail. High Hat, Ancora, Bar Frances, Company Burger, Midway, Gasa Gasa, Freret Beer Room, and Cure are all participating. Check the details here.
— The John Besh Foundation announced the next round of Johnny and Friends events in New Orleans. Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Los Angeles), Chef Hugo Ortega (Hugo’s Restaurant, Houston), and Chef Michael Schwartz (Fi’lia, Miami) are all involved in the next round of events. Buy tickets here.