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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is inviting Grecophiles of all ages out to Bayou St. John for goat burgers, traditional music and dancing, and regional libations
The Convention Center (6:00PM-9:00 PM)
An experience for both foodies and wine connoisseurs with live music by Flow Tribe
Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
One Eyed Jacks (7:30)
Sketchy Characters Productions brings you a comedy sketch and web series that plays off the madness of the French Quarter
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
The fourth evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
SoBou To Claim a Corner of the French Quarter in June
by Mary-Devon Dupuy
The people at Commander's Palace are at it again, cooking up new ways to fill our tummies and drain our wallets. Members of the Brennan family brought on a couple new additions to create their new restaurant in the old Bacco space. Known as SoBou, the new venture is moving into the W French Quarter Hotel at 316 Chartres St., with opening slated for June. The new partnership between two of the city's culinary giants makes for one of the most anticipated restaurant openings since the last most anticipated one. Today, this prime pairing provided a preview today.
Owner and “cocktail chick” Ti Adelaide Martin envisions the new restaurant as a place where people can choose their own dining speed.
“Guests can come for cocktails and nibble on snacks like pig-fried pecans, or they can enjoy a multi-course dinner with wine pairings,” she said in
Executive Chef Juan Carlos Gonzales and James Beard-nominated consulting Chef (and Commander's head chef) Tory McPhail will be serving up dishes that are entirely original but still reflect Louisiana’s southern and Cajun influences. They’ll make you a Po-Boy, but it won’t be your standard fried oysters on French bread. They’ve reimagined the dish as Duck Debris on Buttermilk Beignets dressed with coffee ganache. Gonzales will also be incorporating elements of island cuisine from his Puerto Rican background, such as the Shrimp and Tasso Pinchos with grilled pineapple and spicy pepper jelly.
Drawing directly from the SoHo name that stuck so well in Manhattan, the restaurant comes from the location directly south of Bourbon St., so it’s no surprise that their fancy cocktails are a big part of the restaurant’s allure. Bar Chef Lu Brow of The Swizzle Stick Bar and In-House Bar Chef Abigail Gullo have joined forces to craft artisanal drinks with nearly as many ingredients as the food. Their concoctions include “The Charbonneau Way,” a beverage that got its name from the street where Gullo’s family makes their own maple syrup. It’s made with whiskey, maple syrup, lemon and Amere Savage, fresh thyme and a Herbsaint rinse on the glass.
They’ve also reimagined the bartender-costumer dynamic, with self-serve wine machines, a hidden courtyard, and a beer garden. Commander’s Palace “wine guy” Dan Davis and Mark Mansfield have designed an extensive wine list, and they want to make sure you try it all. The idea behind the self-serving is that guests can sample various wines without committing to one until they’re satisfied with their choice.
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