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Pop-up Previews Purloo


  The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (Riverwalk Marketplace, 504-569-0405; is expected to move into its new home in Central City sometime later this year, and when it does it will be home to Purloo, a Southern-style restaurant and bar with chef Ryan Hughes at the helm. Until then, Hughes is running a weekly pop-up each Wednesday in the Creole Gardens Guesthouse (1415 Prytania St., 504-569-8700).

  Each edition features a five-course tasting menu focusing on a different genre of Southern cuisine. This week, it's the cooking of the Mississippi Delta. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and wine before dinner at 7 p.m. The prix fixe dinner costs $48, or $78 with wine pairings.

  Purloo is being planned as an integral part of the new home for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, which is redeveloping a property at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Hughes sums up his style for Purloo as "American Southern cuisine with a classical French accent." For reservations at Purloo's pop-up, call (404) 290-0613 or e-mail

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