EVENTWIRE — Leah Chase, Queen of Creole Cuisine, is turning 95 and celebrating with a bash at the Hyatt Regency on January 6. The patron party starts at 6 p.m. and the gala dinner and celebration starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person.
MARDI GRAS — The battle for some of the most coveted tables during Carnival is nigh. Galatoire’s Mardi Gras Table Auction is happening on Monday, Jan. 15, benefitting Eden New Orleans and Breakthrough New Orleans and featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The table reservations up for grabs are for Friday, February 9, which is the Friday before Mardi Gras. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. The auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Go here for details on how to purchase a paddle. [press release]
BEER HERE — Craft Beer Cellar, a chain of craft beer retailers, will land in a 2,700 square foot space on Magazine Street near Washington Avenue by the end of the month. Brothers and owners David, Pat, and Matthew Boudreaux say to expect lots of craft beer in bottles, kegs, and cans; a smaller selection of wines and liquors from small producers; and beer tastings and classes. [NOLA.COM]
ALL THINGS DELIVERED — Amazon killed its wine website, but now the founders are back with another. [RECODE]
EVENTWIRE— The National Food and Beverage Foundation will host “Financial Resources for Your Culinary Business,” a seminar focused on the tools, resources, and innovative strategies available to these culinary small businesses and start-ups in New Orleans. January 13, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Visit the website or call (504) 569-0405 for more information. [press release]
THE CHAINS — Taco Bell finally adds fries to the menu. They are covered in “bold Mexican seasoning” and come with a side of nacho cheese. All that for $1. [E]
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