What better way to start your week than with a dinner cooked up by a four-times James Beard "best chef in the South" finalist and Top Chef contestant? That's why you should head to Tongue & Cheek tonight for kitchen collaboration with Justin Devillier.
If the summer heat is getting to you, cool off with Brasserie Central's new afternoon glacerie. Spoiler alert: there's ice cream and crepes involved. Barbecue more your thing? The Federal is grilling up a feast every Wednesday through October. By the time Thursday rolls around, you'll want to get out of your house without going too crazy before the weekend. Catch the special screening of indie film The End of The Tour with dinner from Harry's Pizzeria at O Cinema.
Kitchen Collaboration at Tongue & Cheek
You know what makes Monday a little more bearable? Knowing that dinner includes blue crab beignets with lemon aioli and caviar. That's just round one of the five-course bonanza at the next installment of Tongue & Cheeks kitchen collab NOLA-themed series with Top chef contestant and four-time James Beard finalist Justin Devillier. In addition to beignets, Devillier's cooking up chilled corn and coconut soup, poached gulf shrimp with shaved fennel and bottarga, grilled beef short rib, and cane syrup pudding. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and costs $75 per person with the option to add on a $25 wine pairing.
Afternoon Glacerie at Brasserie Central
Have you been outside? It's pretty unbearable, which is why Brasserie Central has introduced afternoon glacerie to beat the heat. Think of it like British afternoon tea, only the tea and coffee is accompanied by a bevy of treats from ice creams and crepes to housemade waffles. Served daily from 2 to 6 p.m., the $10 menu includes vanilla ice cream with poached pears, chocolate ganache and Chantilly; a trio of custards; coffee ice cream with espresso, Chantilly, and chocolate sauce; crepes suzette; and Belgium waffles. Afternoon snacking just got a whole new meaning.
BBQ Wednesday's at The Federal
Crawdaddy Wednesday's at The Federal might be done until 2016, but to make hump day just as exciting chef and owner Cesar Zapata is firing up the grill. For the rest of the summer and through October, you can enjoy a rotating selection of all things spicy, smoky, and Cajun. Think smoked pork shank with collard greens and housemade bacon and a 24-hour roasted and smoked pork shoulder sammie with hot peppers.
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Harry's Pizzeria and O Cinema
Forget your McDonald's dinner and a Netflix movie, and instead up the ante with O Cinema's OMG! Dinner and a Movie film and food match-up this Thursday. To close out the summer series, they've teamed up with none other than Harry's Pizzeria for the anticipated screening of the indie film The End of The Tour starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel. As for the eats, you'll nosh on peach and arugula salad, Michigan pot pie, braised cabbage, rice pilaf, chocolate chess pie crema, and popcorn trail mix pretzels and chocolate. Admission costs $40 and tickets can be purchase here. Showtime is at 6 p.m.