Sip With Zip
On the French Quarter summer drink tip, check out the new, vodka-based Cajun Wave at Patout's Cajun Bistro and Cajun Cabin (501/503 Bourbon St., 529-4256). Bartender Dana Diperna describes it as a sweet frozen lemonade. Diperna recently took first place in a citywide drink competition. Her New Orleans Sunrise is made with Southern Comfort, a dash of Grand Marnier, peach schnapps and orange juice. She serves it up in a martini glass with a few drops of grenadine that sink to the bottom to mimic a wedge of peach.
There's a free California and Oregon Pinot Noir taste-off this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Foodies Kitchen (720 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 837-9695). Call 837-9695 to reserve a spot.
During $5 Toastin' Tuesdays at Bull's Corner Lakefront (316 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 832.0017) between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., taste wines from Alsace this week and take a tour of Oregon on Tuesday, July 30.
Bayona on the Cheap
On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings through August, Bayona (430 Dauphine St., 525-4455) is offering fixed three-course dinners for $28. Pay an extra $7 and you'll also get wine with the first two courses.
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