Tunde Wey to speak at Dillard University Nov. 2

Nigerian chef presents cooking demo and talk
Dillard University's Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture hosts Nigerian chef and writer Tunde Wey (www.fromlagos.com) Nov. 2.  Wey presents a cooking demonstation and lecture from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 112 of the Ray Charles Program Center's Professional Schools & Sciences Building. The talk will focus on his journey from Lagos, Nigeria, to Detroit, Michigan and later New Orleans.

What's in store: Kerry Irish Pub

The French Quarter bar stays true to its Irish name
Kerry Irish Pub (331 Decatur St., 504-527-5954) in the French Quarter is owned by New Orleans native Doris Bastiansen.  Kay Harris, a friend of Bastiansen's, opened the pub in 1993 and asked for her help to get the fledgling business off the ground.

Where to drink, eat and lounge in the pool in New Orleans

Summer pools, outdoor bars and ice cream
Summertime in New Orleans has always been a tempting time to escape the city's heat and humidity.

What's in store: Restaurant des Familles

Bryan and Brooke Zar bought the Crown Point restaurant in 2009
At Restaurant des Familles (7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, 504-689-7834, www.desfamilles.com), diners can peer out over Bayou des Familles while enjoying classic Creole and Cajun dishes. Co-owners Bryan and Brooke Zar focus on modern takes on classic dishes.

What's in store: New Orleans Brews Cruise

The brewery tour business launched in 2017
Over the past few years, native New Orleanians Brad and Amber Gunn developed a business that capitalizes on the region's booming craft beer scene. New Orleans Brews Cruise (504-517-4671; www.brewscruise.com/neworleans) became a reality with the official launch of their brewery tour business in January 2017.

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