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Wayfare and World of Beer highlight local fall beers and food 

click to enlarge World of Beer recommends pairing its skillet cornbread with a pale ale.

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World of Beer recommends pairing its skillet cornbread with a pale ale.

 Two local restaurants are highlighting fall beers and food.

  Wayfare (4510 Freret St., 504-309-0069; www.wayfarenola.com) is running specials to promote its 30-tap beer selection. The restaurant serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials and is selecting local seasonal beers to go with specific dishes. Also, after 4 p.m. daily, patrons can sample four 8-ounce beers for $10, and the deal is $8 on Tuesdays.

  Starting this week, the beer flight focuses on NOLA Brewing beers, including Blonde Ale, Hopitoulas IPA, Darkest Before Dawn seasonal lager and Irish Channel Stout. The brewery recommends pairing Darkest Before Dawn with Wayfare's porchetta sandwich, featuring pork loin wrapped in pork belly with caramelized onions, arugula, salsa verde and fennel aioli.

  World of Beer (300 Julia St., 504-299-3599; www.worldofbeer.com/locations/warehousedistrict; 4100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-266-2689; www.worldofbeer.com/locations/metairie) introduced a new seasonal menu this month. The menu includes five food items with beer pairing recommendations and three cocktails. Among the new offerings is cornbread made to order, topped with arugula, roasted corn, Cojita cheese and chili-lime butter; the restaurant recommends ordering it with a pale ale. NOLA Brewing's Brown Ale goes with meatloaf sliders served with bacon, onion and NOLA Brown gravy. An Oktoberfest or marzen-style beer goes with the pimiento cheese board with bacon-onion jam. Also on the menu is Colorado chili made with steak, chorizo and red beans and habanero-pumpkin spice wings. — NORA McGUNNIGLE

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