Gonzales Jambalaya Festival ... Tin Roof launches Watermelon Wheat ... Abita Beer Dinner at Juban's
Jammin’ jambalaya: Gonzales celebrates the 45th annual Jambalaya Festival this weekend with a car show, arts and crafts booths, a full carnival and, of course, a jambalaya cook-off with the best jambalaya cooks from around the state. Sample one of the South’s most delicious staples while you enjoy the festive atmosphere. Visit jambalayafestival.org for more information.
Hot Tin Roof: Baton Rouge's Tin Roof Brewery launches its newest beer, Watermelon Wheat, at a blow-out party at the Bulldog on Wednesday, May 30 from 6-9 p.m. Bring your pooch to party on the patio, and enjoy drink specials and giveaways from Tin Roof. It's pint night, so if you order a pint of the newest variety, you can bring your glass home with you. Follow Tin Roof on Facebook for more information.
Dinner and a brew: Juban's chef Jaime Hernandez and restaurant manager Michael Plauche pair traditional Louisiana favorites like braised pork shanks and shucked oysters along with Abita’s Purple Haze and Jockamo. Tickets are $65 per person. Thursday, June 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Juban's Restaurant. View the whole menu at jubans.com and call 346-8422 for reservations.
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Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
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Better Block BR
On Saturday the two blocks between Bedford and Beverly drives on April 13, 2013, residents will get to see a model of what Government Street could look like if we push local and state officials to update the roadway to a safer, more "complete street" model.