I was beyond flattered when friend Leo Honeycutt called and asked me to join him and Gus Weill for lunch at Sullivan’s last Friday. The cherry on top was that friend Jim Engster was on the invite list, too.

In case you’re not aware of who Mr. Weill is, let me educate you a bit. He’s kind of like the godfather of modern political public relations in Louisiana. He’s also a published author, poet and playwright.

For more years than I can count on fingers and toes, Gus broke down campaign nights on local TV and radio stations. Now, after living in the Big Apple for the past few years, Gus is back home in Baton Rouge. Suffice it to say we had quite the lively conversation on plenty of topics.

Speaking of fun, the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society’s Fête Rouge kicks off tomorrow night at 6 with the Grace “Mama” Marino Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner honoring Bobby Yarborough at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel. The partying continues at 7 the following night with the Food & Wine Fest. For tickets, go to feterougebr.com.

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