What's Happening: Botanic Garden herb sale set Saturday

Botanic Garden plans herb sale Saturday

Looking for new culinary herb plants? Herbs are among the summer plants which will be sold at the 14th annual Plant Sale and Gardening Expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Botanic Garden, 7950 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge.

All proceeds go to development of the Botanic Garden. The garden was established in 1990 and is being maintained by various plant societies and individual volunteers working together with BREC.

Dat Truck Mondays to begin in N.O.

My House Nola will present Dat Truck Mondays every first Monday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St., New Orleans.

The event will feature Nate the Pie Guy, Mammita’s Hot Tamales, Foodie Call, Grilling Shilling, Frencheeze and Rue Chow. Drinks at Dat Dog will be priced at happy hour prices.

Go to myhousenola.com.

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer fundraiser set

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer, the fundraising event benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Generations Hall in New Orleans.

The event, sponsored by Glazer’s and Crescent Crown Distributing, pairs specialty cocktails and beer with slider-sized burgers from 10 participating restaurants. Desserts will be provided by LaDivina Gelateria. The restaurants will compete for “Best Burger” bragging rights decided by a panel of judges. Event-goers will vote for their favorite burger for the “People’s Choice” award.

Those competing include Barcadia Bar & Grill, Bayou Burger, Bourbon House, The Company Burger, Cowbell, Manning’s, Martin Wine Cellar, Phil’s Grill, truburger and Vitascope Hall.

Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased online at no-hunger.org or at Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70123. If available, tickets at the door will be $45.

For more information, go to the website or call (504) 734-1322.

Second Harvest Food Bank annually serves about 263,000 people through 253 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes.

Remoulade benefit to help La.’s coast

Arnaud’s Remoulade Restaurant, 309 Bourbon St., New Orleans, is inviting oyster lovers to eat for a cause as it celebrates National Oyster Day from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday. A special reception, Slurp, Sip, & Mingle for a Cause, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Customers will enjoy 75-cent oysters on the half-shell and 75-cent Miller High Life throughout the day.

During the special reception, guests will also enjoy live music and complimentary beer and muscadet wine. The oyster shells collected throughout the day will be donated to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s oyster shell recycling program to help restore the state’s coast.

Go to remoulade.com.

SoBou hosts cocktail seminar on Aug. 12

The Museum of the American Cocktail, Southern Food & Beverage Institute and SoBou Restaurant will present the seminar “Cocktail and Song — the Consummate Couple” with Bill deTurk at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the restaurant, 310 Chartres St.

Cost is $35 per person, with a 20 percent discount for SoFAB and museum members. Guests will enjoy bites from SoBou along with the cocktails. Seating is limited.

Go to southernfood.org/sobou/?p=7343 for more information or to purchase tickets.

The seminar has been moved from Monday to Aug. 12.

Compiled the Food staff