Taste event benefits Children’s Hospital in N.O.

Mellow Mushroom will host a Celebrity Chef Pizza Taste Off from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at its Metairie, New Orleans and Covington locations to benefit Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.

Participating chefs include George Rhode, who served as corporate chef for Outback Steakhouse for more than 14 years; Duke LoCicero, owner of Café Giovanni in the French Quarter, and Diana Chauvin, of La Thai Uptown. Squeal Bar-B-Que also will participate.

During May, customers have been invited to make a donation to Children’s Hospital and color their own picture of a mellow mushroom at one of the three Greater New Orleans locations. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from all food and beverage sales on May 31 will go to Children’s Hospital, a news release said.

The restaurant’s locations are 3131 Veterans Blvd., Metairie; 8227 Oak St., New Orleans; and 1645 U.S. 190, Covington.

Father’s Day at Zea’s

To celebrate Father’s Day, Zea Rotisserie & Grill is giving away free handcrafted beer to all dads who dine at the restaurant on Father’s Day, June 16, while supplies last.

The Free Beer for Dad promotion awards all fathers with a free four-pack of Zea’s signature brews, said Nancy Jeansonne, director of marketing. Participating locations are in the Greater New Orleans area, Slidell, Covington, Baton Rouge and Lafayette.