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New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing (Old U.S. Mint, 7 p.m.)
A tasting and lecture with two New Orleans brewmasters
Macy Gray with The Way Tour + The Honorable South + Cory Nokey
Soulful chanteuse to enchant audiences at Tip’s
Susan Morse: The Dog Stays in the Picture
Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.
Susan Morse discusses and signs her book
“Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business” a lecture with Joshua D. Rothman
Rothman to discuss three men who dealt in the slave trade during the 19th century
Crescent City Farmers Market
French Market, 2p.m – 6p.m.
Brand new French Quarter edition of the city's prime local market
The Delta Saints
Publiq House, 10p.m.
“Bourbon-fueled bayou rock” Nashville group
Dylan Landis: Rainey Royal
Garden District Bookshop, 6p.m.
14 narratives from Greenwich Village in the 70s
EDM producter/ DJ to play with Buck 10, DXXXY & SFAM
James Nolan - YOU DON'T KNOW ME
Octavia Books, 6p.m.
New Orleans writer James Nolan reads and signs his new interrelated collection of short stories
Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.
This week featuring a Fais Do-Do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears
Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour
Saenger Theatre, 8p.m.
Food Network star brings his live show to the Crescent City
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, 5p.m.
Alfred Hitchcocks thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
Selebrating Sierra Leone: Music by Imaginary Frenz
House of Blues, 7p.m.
Fundraiser to support Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.
Spotted Cat, 10p.m.
Smokin’ swing and jazz music at one of the city’s best dancing venues
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Blue Nile 8p.m.
Friday nights with Kermit on Frenchmen ($10)
Blue Oak Bringing BBQ to Chickie Wah Wah
by Sam Nelson
A pair of local smoker savants are looking to fill up the 'cue on Canal. Starting October 1, Blue Oak BBQ will move in permanently to the kitchen at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal St.), replacing The Sammich. To kick off the transition, Blue Oak is going whole hog with a pig roast for the Saints game on Sunday, September 15.
The barbecue joint opened in July 2012 in the kitchen at Grit’s bar in Uptown, where they’ve served food six nights a week.
“We’re very excited about these guys coming,” Chickie Wah Wah’s co-owner, Dale Triguero said. “They serve great food. They are young, ambitious, and serious about what they do."
The pig roast on Sunday is a chance for Blue Oak proprietors Ronnie Evans and Philip Moseley to introduce their food to Mid-City.
“We want the neighborhood to get to know what we do before we move in,” Evans said. “For us, it’s just a new neighborhood we love about this city. And it’s a great venue for music that we think will be good for barbecue.”
Evans and Moseley will begin roasting a 45 lb. piglet at 3 a.m. and smoke it for almost 12 hours before serving it during the Saints game, which kicks off at 3:05 p.m.
“We’ll have a big old smoker parked right in front of the bar,” Evans said. “It’s a process, but when it’s all said and done, it’s worth it.”
Blue Oak will also be selling brisket, pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, St. Louis-style ribs, their version of deviled eggs, mac and cheese, brussel sprouts, and their signature dish “smoked chicken wings.” All food is smoked over local oak wood they source from a farm on the West Bank, Evans said.
“We’re still working on our menu for the kitchen, though,” Evans said.
Beginning October 1, Blue Oak BBQ will open its kitchen weekdays daily at 4 pm for happy hour (featuring $2 domestics at the bar) and stay open until midnight, Triguero said. They will serve food on weekends for LSU and Saints games.
Triguero noted that everyone knows Chickie Wah Wah for its music.
“But we only have music three out of 24 hours in a day," he said. "I really prefer people to think of us a eatery who just happens to have music. That would be ideal.”
Blue Oak BBQ will begin serving food at 2:30 pm before the Saints-Bucaneers game. Immediately after the game, Andreux and the See of Sounds will play a live music set.
“We think it’s going to be the start of a good relationship,” Triguero said.
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