Saba’s Lounge Dinner Series is coming up next week. These specially curated dinners will be like a classic salon meets lively dinner party—a family-style meal with all the hits from Saba paired with wine, spirits, and intimate conversation from some of the team’s favorite makers in the beverage world. Details on the lineup are below; all take place at Saba’s Lounge, the newly opened space that connects with Saba. Tickets can be found on Resy.
Milk & Honey Spirits | Wednesday, November 9, 6PM - 9PM
Milk & Honey is an urban distillery located in one of Tel Aviv’s up and coming neighborhoods. Among many other entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers, it is a part of the city’s fabric. M&H gin and whiskey will be featured.
Women in Wine | Thursday, December 15, 6PM - 9PM
Women are the word. Saba’s team has hand-picked pairings from their favorite women-owned wineries to accompany Saba’s salatim, and the fabulous winemakers will join to share stories and expertise.
Kimberley Jones Wine Selections | Thursday, January 19, 2023, 6PM - 9PM
Kimberley Jones is a leading California fine wine broker & distributor who will showcase a selection to accompany the evening’s five-course tasting menu.
Some select events for the Halloween season!
Tujague’s restaurant is the birthplace of brunch and the Grasshopper cocktail. In celebration of Halloween, Tujague’s is hosting several spooky happenings in October.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22: KREWE OF BOO PARADE WATCHING PARTY, 6pm-10pm
Enjoy an open call-brand bar along with specialty cocktails, beer & wine and an extravagant buffet. Guests will have access to the private balcony, use of indoor seating and access to private bathrooms throughout the evening. Tickets are $150 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Tickets are available HERE or by calling the restaurant at 504-525-8676.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: WITCHES LUNCHEON, 11am-2.30pm
Executive Chef Gus Martin has created a three-course menu for the occasion. Priced at $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), options include Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Gulf Fish Almandine, Grilled Petite Filet Mignon and more. Cocktails will include Bottomless Mimosas ($18) and other spooky specialty cocktails. Reservations can be made through OpenTable or by calling 504-525-8676.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23: DRAG BRUNCH- Poppy’s Pop-Up Drag Queen Bunch, 11.30am
Poppy and her fabulous entertainers will perform a show filled with singing and dancing while you enjoy a three-course brunch and bottomless mimosas for $70 per person plus tax and gratuity. The menu will feature Turtle Soup, a choice of Gulf Fish Almandine - haricot vert, toasted almonds, citrus beurre blanc or Duck Hash - poached eggs, sauce choron, and for dessert enjoy Creme Brulee. For reservations click HERE (once on OpenTable please select “Experiences” to reserve) or call 504-525-8676.
VIRGIN HOTELS NEW ORLEANS
The Warehouse District Hotel will have plenty of programming throughout Halloween weekend for guests and locals to enjoy. The festivities will kick off a week early with Krewe of Boo weekend and continue the following weekend through Halloween.
Krewe of Boo Weekend Happenings Include:
Friday, October 21: Sorellas’ Boutique Hat Bar & Vintage Halloween Pop-up (3pm-7pm)
Sorellas’ Boutique will be popping up at the hotel’s first floor Funny Library Coffee Shop to host a build-your-own hat bar and vintage Halloween costume shop. Guests will be able to create personalized, show-stopping hats with a variety of accessories from ribbon, feathers, trim, buttons, and more, as well as shop for one-of-a-kind costumes.
Saturday, October 22: Kendra Scott Pop-Up (11am-1pm)
In celebration of Tulane Homecoming Weekend, fashion brand Kendra Scott will be hosting a pop- up at the Funny Library Coffee Shop for guests to shop and enjoy.
Saturday, October 22: BOO Bash (2pm-6pm)
The hotel’s 13th floor pool and bar, The Pool Club, will host BOO Bash with palm and tarot card readings, caricaturists, costume contests, a live DJ entertainment and a cash bar. This event is free and open to the public.
Halloween Weekend Events Include:
Friday, October 28: Brunch & BOOs (9am-2pm)
Virgin Hotels New Orleans first floor restaurant, Commons Club, will host a Halloween Bottomless Brunch to kick off the holiday weekend. The brunch will feature free-flowing drinks and a DJ spinning everyone’s favorite Halloween tunes. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable.
Saturday, October 29: BOOlesque Brunch with Trixie Minx (10:30am & 1pm)
Brunch festivities will continue on Saturday at Commons Club with Trixie Minx. The burlesque-style brunch will include a two-course menu priced at $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable.
Saturday, October 29: BOO Bash (3pm-7pm)
The second installment of BOO Bash at The Pool Club. From 3pm until 7pm, attendees will be able to enjoy palm and tarot card readings, caricaturists, costume contests, a live DJ entertainment and a cash bar. This event is free and open to the public.
Elijah Craig Bourbon is pleased to announce its third annual Old Fashioned Week, a ten-day celebration taking place from October 14-23 that invites discerning imbibers to raise a glass to a New Era of the classic cocktail, while also raising money for an invaluable cause. This year, Elijah Craig has pledged to donate $100,000 to the Southern Smoke Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to providing emergency support and relief to those in the hospitality industry. Additionally, Elijah Craig’s parent company, Heaven Hill Brands, has committed an added $15,000 to Southern Smoke that will directly assist Hurricane Ian relief efforts.
Elijah Craig first launched Old Fashioned Week in 2020 as a means to uplift the hospitality community during a time of need. Now in its third year, Elijah Craig is proud to continue hosting Old Fashioned Week, donating a lifetime total of $315,000 to nonprofits which directly impact individuals in the food and beverage community.
“Old Fashioned Week was created in 2020 with two goals: support the hospitality industry at a critical moment of need and create ways for our community to remain connected at a time when we simply couldn’t meet for a drink,” said Max Stefka, Group Product Director at Heaven Hill. “Old Fashioned Week has truly become a nationwide movement with over three-thousand participating bars from every pocket of the country and every facet of the industry. We are grateful to everyone who has supported it and every patron who has raised an Old Fashioned to a great cause.”
From October 14-23, participants are invited to join in the celebration and toast to Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week. As a commitment to partnering with the Southern Smoke Foundation, Elijah Craig pledges to:
- Donate $5 for each photo of an Elijah Craig Old Fashioned that’s uploaded to Instagram using the hashtag #oldfashionedweek and tagging @elijahcraig.
- Donate $1 for every online sweepstakes registration for the Elijah Craig Cocktail Courier Bar Kit, which features Elijah Craig Old Fashioned syrup and a premium stir set. The Old Fashioned Week Sweepstakes photo contest and online registration can be accessed via social media and www.old fashioned week.com.
Additionally, during Old Fashioned Week, more than 3,000 bars across the country will be offering a riff (or two or three…) of the Elijah Craig Old Fashioned, showing their support for the celebration. Guests are invited to use Old Fashioned Week’s “Find A Bar” tool [www.oldfashionedweek.com/find-bars] to locate participating bars in their neck of the woods and partake in the festivities. FIND NEW ORLEANS BARS HERE!
The following New Orleans restaurants are getting colorful with shades of pink, and are giving back this October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tujague’s will showcase the Pink Lady ($14, pictured) – gin, grenadine, and egg white. For every Pink Lady sold during the month of October, $1 will be donated to Krewe de Pink to help support local Breast Cancer research.
Throughout the month of October, Toups Meatery will feature the Sally Fields Forever cocktail, created by Head Bartender Kenny Watson. Available for $13, the specialty cocktail features a smooth blend of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, strawberry shrub, ginger syrup, orange blossom water and lemon juice. For every Sally Fields Forever drink sold, Toups Meatery will donate $5 to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation with funds to be earmarked for women in the hospitality business who are battling breast cancer.
In honor of all women, for the month of October, Beverage Director Mickey Mullins created the Bower Sour ($14) – a blend of bourbon, house made hibiscus syrup, house made sour, and aquafaba. For every Bower Sour sold during the month of October, $1 will be donated to Krewe de Pink to help support local breast cancer research.
For the month of October, Birdy’s has created the Dragon Fruit Paloma ($11) – tequila, grapefruit, dragon fruit, and soda. For every cocktail sold $1 will be donated to Krewe de Pink to help support local breast cancer research. Birdy’s is located Behind the Bower- 1320 Magazine Street, New Orleans www.birdysnola.com
Chef/owner Sophina Uong has a very personal reason to GO PINK! Uong recently lost her mother to breast cancer. In honor of her mom and those afflicted with this disease, Chef Uong has created the Lina’s Donuts ($12) - cachaca, fresh lime juice, turbinado simple syrup, red beet puree, served on the rocks and garnished with slices of serrano pepper. Mister Mao will donate $2 to Krewe de Pink.
If you like watching bar skills and displays of dexterity, the Speed Rack Season 10 Finals are heading to New Orleans on Sunday, July 24 from 3-7pm in conjunction with Tales of the Cocktail. 18 finalists from around the country will go head-to-head in a round-robin style competition. This live-action, fast paced event is open to the public, and tickets are on sale now.