Stokehold (4124 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2332), the restaurant inside Port Orleans Brewing Co., is launching a bi-weekly beer dinner series Dec. 20. Chefs Jeremy Wolgamott, Phillip Mariano and Tim Bordes opened the restaurant in spring.


The prix fixe three-course dinners include a brief class prior to the meal in which the chefs and brewers will present a beer tasting and pairing lecture, explaining how different flavors influence how beer tastes and how the team pairs food and beer.

Each of the courses is paired with one of the brewery’s beers. The dinners cost $45 and seating is limited to 20 people per event. To make reservations, contact the Port Orleans Brewery tasting room at (504) 266-2332.

Abita Brewing Company is launching a new beer this week in celebration of the city’s tricentennial. Maison Blanc, brewed with malted barley, wheat and sauvignon blanc grapes, will hit shelves this week.

“Maison Blanc has the mild, dry flavor you seek in your favorite house white wine, with the delicious crisp characteristics of sauvignon blanc grapes,” says Abita brewmaster Mark Wilson.

• Metairie Mediterranean hub Hummus & More opened a second location at 7724 Maple St. in early December, taking over the longtime home of Babylon Cafe.

Minimal changes were made to the Maple Street restaurant’s interior and the menu mirrors the Metairie flagship.

Chef Huda Aldisi, who spent 18 years in the kitchen at the Metairie Road location of Byblos, opened the Metairie Hummus & More at 3363 Severn Ave. in 2015 after making a trip to her native Jordan.

Hummus & More serves lunch and dinner daily.