EATER IDK — A Monroe homeowner arrived at her house to find a naked stranger in her bathtub with half a plate of Cheetos sitting on the toilet. [4WWL]
BRUNCHWIRE — Galatoire’s 33 and Champagne mega-house Veuve Clicquot are hosting a five-course, rosé Champagne brunch with the wine producer’s new blended rosé Champagne on Sunday, April 29. The menu includes deviled eggs with caviar; quiche with Rockefeller spinach, lobster and Herbsaint crème; eggs Benedict; panéed chicken with andouille gravy; and sliced fruit Suzette. Tickets are $125.
FOOD POLITICS — If Trump is going to slap tariffs on Chinese products, he definitely should slap some on those pesky Chinese crawfish and shrimp, according to a letter Louisiana Senator John Kennedy sent to the White House. [NOLA.COM]
POP CULTURE — The Advocate has some more details about this Sunday’s Simpsons episode, which is set in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. There’s even a part “where Homer is eating sort of every delicious food you can find in New Orleans in this really great montage of restaurants,” executive director, Al Jean, told Judy Bergeron. [ADVOCATE]
RE-OPENINGS — Gretna Thai eatery, Banana Blossom, has re-opened in a new location just two miles from the original with a bigger dining room, a semi-open kitchen, and a bar. [ADVOCATE]
SWITCHEROOS — BRG Hospitality has hired Rita Bernhardt as executive chef of Italian eatery Domenica. She plans to “make this place fun again,” because Domenica “started taking itself too seriously.” Alon Shaya oversaw the kitchen before his high profile split with John Besh. [ADVOCATE]
POP-UPS — Chef Kevin Tien of DC’s Himitsu, Eater DC’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year and a finalist for this year’s James Beard awards, is popping up at CBD sushi hub, Tsunami NOLA, for a six-course, collaborative dinner with the executive chefs from Tsunami’s New Orleans and Lafayette locations on April 22. Tickets (exclusive of of tax and gratuity) are $85. Make reservations on OpenTable or by calling 504-608-3474. See the menu below.
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