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Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (July 26-Aug. 1) 

July 26
Boudin Boogaloo
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday
Ace Hotel, Barnett Hall, 600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180
Lucky Peach editor Chris Ying celebrates the release of The Wurst of Lucky Peach. There are sausages by chefs Donald Link of Cochon and Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman of Josephine Estelle. Two drinks are included. Bon Bon Vivant performs and there is drag bingo. Tickets $40.

July 29
Light Night
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday
Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411
The wine tasting features 20 white wines, including sparkling wines, plus cheeses and hors d'oeuvres. Wines include Chateau Poiron Dabin Muscadet, 2015 Hermanos Torrontes, 2015 Saint-Peyre Picpoul de Pinet, 2014 Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbes, 2014 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris, 2015 Casa Silva Sauvignon Gris and others. Tickets $12.

July 30-31
Abita Brewing Company's 30th Birthday Festival
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Abita Brewery, 166 Barbee Road, Covington, (985) 893-3143
Abita Brewing Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with live music, food trucks and brewery tours. The Purple Truck, Dat Dog, Mr. Choo, Sweet Daddy's BBQ, Stuftstream and City Gelato offer food. Performers include The Kid Carsons, Rayo Brothers, Humble Kind and Ship of Fools. Admission is free but attendees must register via Eventbrite (

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