Bella Luna (914 N. Peters St.) is among
the restaurants firing up for a busy fall season. In fact, Oktoberfest starts
early this year at The Foundry (333 St. Joseph St.), Bella Luna's special events
venue in the Warehouse District -- at 7 p.m. this Friday to be exact. Schnapps,
"oom-pah" music and German chef Horst Pfeifer's bratwurst, schnitzel and Black
Forest Cake will get the party rolling. Tickets are $60. Call 529-1583.
More Fun With Suds
The Crescent City Brewhouse's (527 Decatur
St., 522-0571) Beer Fest scheduled for this weekend is a similarly spirited celebration.
Chef Mark Latino will break out the Vienna Schnitzel, the potato pancakes and
the freshly baked pretzels to match Brewmaster Wolf Koehler's beers, as well as
beers from other local breweries and wines from Bavaria. Live music will entertain
diners during lunch and dinner Friday through Sunday.
Ask your pooch out to Marisol's (437 Esplanade
Ave., 943-1912) patio party at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 20. Free snacks for
all the four-legged guests.
Andrea's (3100 19th St., Metairie) is the site
for this year's Jefferson Beautification/Parkway Promenade fundraiser. "A Taste
of Italy" will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. The event
includes Italian music and dancing, a live auction, wine and feasting. Tickets
are $60 per person by reservation (call 737-7583) or $75 at the door. Proceeds
will help beautify LaSalle Park.
'Tails, You Win
'Tails, You Win
The Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour fetes
its one-year anniversary this Thursday and Friday with a roster of events -- some
academic, some purely indulgent -- that salute the cocktail in New Orleans. "A
Toast to History," open to the public, will kick off the two-day affair at 2:30
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Brennan's Restaurant (417 Royal St., 525-9711). Other
scheduled events include "Cocktail Hour," a book-signing and cocktail-sampling
party; "Spirited Dinners," to be held at various local restaurants; and a first-year
birthday cake bash. For more information call 299-0404 or visit www.southerncomfortcocktailtour.com.
Add the Culinary Vagrants' pad Thai to the roster of prepared foods now available at the Thursday evening Crescent City Farmers Market. The Thursday market is at 3700 Orleans Ave. and runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 861-5898 or visit www. loyola.edu/ccfm.