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Tujague's turns 160, celebrates with dining events

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French Quarter institution Tujague's (823 Decatur St., 504-525-8676; www.tujaguesrestaurant.com) celebrates its 160th anniversary in May. The restaurant is planning a series of events throughout the year, including a special exhibit of artifacts and memorabilia at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-569-0405; www.natfab.org).

  In a nod to the year of the restaurant's founding, an $18.56 three-course lunch special will be offered in May. There is a choice of seafood gumbo or fried oyster wedge salad for a starter. Entrees include Gulf oyster and shrimp courtbouillon served over rice, filet mignon with garlic confit, potatoes and vegetables, or a shrimp, oyster or soft-shelled crab BLT po-boy. House wines, well cocktails, bloody marys and mimosas are $3 during the special.

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