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Death by Chocolate Local public television station WYES will again host its annual " Chocolate Sunday " fundraiser and chocolate tasting Sunday, Feb. 10. The event is an extravaganza of chocolate desserts and cocktails, along with live music and other entertainment at Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; in the Warehouse District. Participants range from confectioners like Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 269-5707; to restaurants like Wolfe's in the Warehouse (859 Convention Center Blvd., 613-2882) to local ice cream maker New Orleans Ice Cream ( The party begins with a VIP event at 2 p.m. and general admission at 3 p.m. Advance tickets $30 online at, $40 at the door, VIP tickets $50. Wok Solid The large new building on lower St. Charles Avenue that is home to Hoshun (1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716) appears to take up much of its block, but that's nothing compared to the area covered by the menu of this pan-Asian restaurant. Dishes include some classics from Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cooking, as well as plenty of hybrids. Some familiar fare on the menu are pot stickers, Thai beef salad, the classic Vietnamese beef noodle soup pho and a full sushi bar. More unusual dishes include a Seafood Martini of fish and shellfish mixed with avocado, mango and strawberries. Peking-style duck is prepared with a crust of pumpkin seeds and served with a plum reduction sauce. Hoshun is open for lunch and dinner daily. Lago View A new option for upscale dining and Sunday brunch has opened in Lakeview along the resurrected Harrison Avenue commercial corridor. Lago (900 Harrison Ave., 486-8282; opened late in 2007 and is serving some offbeat dishes in a bright, contemporary dining room with a large bar area. The menu starts with a selection of dips and includes dishes like duck and tasso wontons, pasta carbonara with fried basil, and seared scallops with Israeli couscous and Manchego cheese. At lunch, options include duck tacos, a sloppy Joe sandwich and a burger made with ground buffalo meat. Among the daily drink specials is a 10-cent martini deal during Friday lunch. Lago is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday, dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday.

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