The breakfast and lunch spot Coulis (3625 Prytania St., 504-304-4265) is hosting a popup supper series that combines food and entertainment. On Wednesday, April 22, burlesque dancer Bella Blue and Chef Anne Churchill, who formerly ran the vegan restaurant Bhava, present a four-course dinner that includes vegan and gluten-free options. There are choices with each course, such as cauliflower soup, smoked catfish dip or spinach salad with tomatoes or seared steak for an appetizer. Entrees include shrimp and grits with red-eye gravy, organic, free-range chicken with Nicaraguan rice and root vegetable gratin and Thai noodles with vegetables and Thai miso peanut sauce,
The dinner costs $60 and a portion of proceeds benefit LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater (www.noqyt.org). Organizer Lee Yates, a former owner of Dante's Kitchen and Cafe Rani and former Gambit contributor, says the series will take a break during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and continue sometime in May.