Brew Ha-Ha now serving daily breakfast/brunch

A Mid City favorite, Brew Ha-Ha has expanded its food offerings.

The coffee shop now features a few breakfast and brunch dishes, daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Those dishes include biscuits and gravy (yes, OK), cinnamon French toast (uh huh, will eat, 10/10), a hot egg skillet (more, please, thanks), and breakfast sandwich or wrap (all right, take my money).

Brew Ha-Ha is located at 711 Jefferson St., Suite 2-A. For more information, call (225) 923-1923 or visit

City Pork lines up dinners, events

City Pork knows no chill.

The Kitchen & Pie location at 6721 Exchequer Drive will host Bourbon, Brews & BBQ on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features a cochon de lait, cocktails and music by Voodoo Bayou. Tickets are $40. VIP access is $100. The event benefits Special Ops Survivors. For more information, visit

Save some room in that belly because on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m., the Deli & Charcuterie at 2363 Hollydale Ave., will host a Left Hand Brewing beer dinner. The event features four courses paired with a variety of beers and is $75 per person. Call (225) 300-4550 to reserve your spot.

Galatoire’s Bistro beer dinner

Louisiana beer and Galatoire’s Bistro’s food is always a win-win pairing. The Baton Rouge restaurant at 3535 Perkins Road will host its third annual Louisiana Beer Dinner on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m.

The five-course meal features beers from Parish, Bayou Teche, NOLA, Gnarly Barley, Southern Craft and Great Raft breweries paired with dishes by executive chef Kelley McCann.

Tickets are $65 per guest. Call (225) 753-4864 for reservations.

Fresh Fest rolling

Red Stick Farmers Market’s annual summer Fresh Fest celebration is rolling right along.

Each Saturday, the downtown market is celebrating a different product with a themed demonstration, recipe cards and special activities.

Saturday, it’s a “Blueberry Bash,” with a demonstration from chef Don Bergeron, of Bergeron’s City Market.

The market is open 8 a.m. to noon at Fifth and Main streets. Red Stick Farmers Market also offers a year-round Thursday market at 6400 Perkins Road, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center from 8 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit

Random thoughts while in Boston

That lobster roll from Row 34 was buttery, rich and good. Trillium Brewing Company should be on everyone’s radar. Why am I eating onion rings with everything? I ate a burger named after LeBron James, and he won the game that night ... just saying! I should have called more people “Good Will Hunting.” The short-rib grilled cheese from Tatte Bakery and Cafe is one of the best things I have eaten this year.

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