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Cinema snacking, SoBou style


  The W French Quarter hotel (316 Chartres St., 504-581-1200; is reviving its series of outdoor movie screenings this month, with holiday films to be shown in its courtyard and food and drinks provided by SoBou (310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095;, the new restaurant within the hotel.

  SoBou will sell snacks like ghost pepper cotton candy, Creole beer nuts, popcorn and grilled donuts, while setting up a s'mores roasting station and serving drinks from its extensive bar list. Proceeds from cocktail and food sales benefit the Robin Hood Foundation Relief Fund (, which is helping with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

  The movie schedule features Elf Dec. 12 and Love Actually Dec. 19. Both events begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and guests are encouraged to bring collapsible chairs and blankets.

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