Good Morning and Happy Thursday,
It's another fun Thursday at Twist Cocktails (628 St. Charles Ave - part of Mike's on the Avenue) with "Top Dog" a dog-friendly event going on this evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.! Celebrity bartending teams will vie for the title of "Top Dog"...tonight's team is Maria Muro and John Sartori! The bartending duo that rings up the most sales during their two-hour bartending gig will be crowned "Top Dogs". Presented by Szimblich Vodka, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Southern Animal Foundation. The event is dog-friendly, so guests are invited to bring their pooches along to join in the fun!
Don't miss out on the weekly wine tasting at Cork and Bottle about 5:00 pm in Mid-City......and be sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market and patronize local Louisiana vendors with fresh veggies, seafood and more!
You should also check out The Ogden Southern Museum of Art concert this Thursday....better known as Ogden after Hours. Music starts up at 6:00 pm with the sounds of Texas Johnny Brown who is truly one of the legendary figures of the American blues scene. So come on down for some music, culture, fun...and the "O" bar will be serving some Jack & Ginger specialty cocktails!! (remember if you get down there early - go grab a cocktail at the Circle Bar on Lee's Circle...one of the best happy hours in town!)
You can also go hang out at City Park this evening for The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with Paul Soniat and John Rankin! The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out..so....it's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children. (Click link above to confirm this event due to rain).
If you're looking for some piano playing happy hour fun...check out these two places for some amazing music...You've got master musician Armand St. Martin at the newly opened Pontchartrain Hotel - Bayou Bar (2031 St. Charles) at 7:00 pm...or head on over to Ralph's on the Park (900 City Park) for 3 appetizers & a glass of wine for only $28 and you get the musical stylings of Joe Krown in the bar he gets playing at about 5:00 p.m.
Come on down this evening to the Maison Frenchmen on Frenchmen Street (of course) tonight for the FREE BBQ and Influencia de Jazz at 7:00 p.m.! Bar patrons can load up on loads of yummy grilled meats, veggies and $5.00 pitchers of beer.....be sure and stay on for Velvet Heir + Megafauna + Big Rock Candy Mountain at 10:00 pm!
And for all your musical fun this evening be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire!