The Taste of the NFL, a series of charitable dining events leading up to the Super Bowl, continues this week with a tailgate-style party at Cafe Adelaide (300 Poydras St., 504-595-3305; On Tuesday, the restaurant offers a spread of Creole-style party food at a dozen stations outside the downtown restaurant for guests to nosh during the event. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

  Wine, beer and a special cocktail are included in the $35 ticket, and among the dishes are char-grilled oysters and oyster shooters, pork belly and foie gras dumplings, duck crackling, jalapeno poppers, shrimp and tasso corndogs and grilled Krispy Kreme donuts. The event is from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Call Cafe Adelaide for reservations.

  The Taste of the NFL culminates with a high-dollar gala with chefs representing each city or region with a NFL franchise. The main event is Feb. 2, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and tickets start at $600. For details visit