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Hambone Adds Dinner Hours With Fried Boudin and Crab Boil Mozzarella

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NEWS — Mandeville’s darling Hambone restaurant is opening for dinner service starting tomorrow, October 10, with fried boudin and crab boil mozzarella, country fried steak, pickled okra potato salad, and more. So that the owners don’t have to actually live at their restaurant, they have ended breakfast service (brunch will continue). Dinners runs Wednesday through Saturday night. [official website]

COOKBOOKS — The New York Times named Isaac Toups’ new cookbook, Chasing the Gator, one of the best cookbooks of this fall. The nose-to-tail exploration of of Cajun cuisine, along with a good dose of Toups’ magnetic personality, hits the racks on October 23. [press release]

OP-ED— Chelsea Brasted has a smart analysis of what it’s taking Brandy Baham to open her bar, Brandy’s Restaurant. [NOLA.COM]

BOOZE NEWS — Effervescence is getting into orange wines this month with Pullus pinot grigio from the Lower Styria Region of Slovenia available by the glass for $11. [press release]

SHINY THINGS — Popeyes’ 24K gold dusted fried chicken has nothing on Dickie Brennan, who now has martini cart rolling through the main dining room at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse for tableside martinis. The one to get is the black and gold martini with Hendrick’s gin and Cajun Caviar-stuffed olives and edible 24K gold-leaf. Given Drew Brees’ spectacular achievement last night, it only seems appropriate to drink one or a few. [press release]

ADDITIONS — Dickie Brennan has also turned the former lobby between Tableau and Le Petit Theatre into an oyster bar with popular aqua-culture oysters from the Gulf region, including Massacre Island, Turtleback, and Point aux Pins (from Alabama). [press release]

OPENING REPORT — Quintin’s ice cream opened a counter at Simone’s Market. It’s the first by-the-scoop spot for the local maker. [NOLA.COM]

EDUCATION — Nicholls State University is offering a course on Anthony Bourdain. [E]


544 Girod Street, , LA 70448 (985) 778-0531 Visit Website

Toups Meatery

845 North Carrollton Avenue, , LA 70119 (504) 252-4999 Visit Website

Toups South

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, , LA 70113 (504) 304-2147 Visit Website

Simone's Market

8207 Oak Street, , LA 70118 (504) 273-7706 Visit Website


1036 North Rampart Street, , LA 70116 (504) 509-7644 Visit Website

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

716 Iberville Street, , LA 70130 (504) 522-2467 Visit Website


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