Arnaudville’s Bayou Teche Brewing’s LA-31 Biere Pale is the best beer brewed in Louisiana, says Southern Living magazine’s June issue.

“Straight out of Cajun country, this pale ale will make you want to throw a crawfish boil” is how the magazine describes the brew.

The issue includes a 32-page A to Z guide to some of the South’s most exciting people, places, provisions and trends. The letter B in the guide is devoted to Southern craft beer. Louisiana has nine breweries.

Summer specials

Galatoire’s and Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter, are celebrating summer with new specials through Aug. 29.

The specials include $3 premium vodka and gin martinis during lunch every Tuesday through Thursday. On “Traditional Tuesdays,” diners in traditional hats, seersuckers, bow ties or pearls will enjoy a free appetizer. Specials will be featured each week on “Wine Wednesdays.” Friday lunch at Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak will feature a weekly prix fixe menu starting at $17, plus $3 martinis.

Galatoire’s Bistro, 3535 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, also is celebrating summer with a newly enhanced dining room and drink specials. One-dollar Absolut martinis and specialty summer cocktails will be available on all day Wednesday and Friday lunch. Also for Friday lunch, ladies will receive a complimentary bottle of Galatoire’s Champagne.