Purple Hats

Today might be this Spring’s most perfect Tuesday for the Crescent City’s Farmer’s Market, so let’s go! Today’s Green Plate Special is all Thai:
samosas (coriander spiced vegetables in a pastry shell), lemongrass crab bisque and Thai red curry chicken with black bean salsa. So, there’s lunch. Now what about dinner? How about something hearty that still speaks to Spring? A quick search at epicurious brought up: Braised Lamb Shanks with Spring Vegetables and Spring Gremolata.

And now, how about a 101 year-old woman’s birthday party! Well, what would have been her 101st birthday. From noon-2, over at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone is a celebration of Eudora Welty’s birthday. Ms. Welty spent some time writing at the hotel, and the story goes that she wrote “The Purple Hat” in the Carousel Bar. The hotel is hosting a screening of a film called “The Purple Hat.” There will also be a purple hat fashion show and 101 cupcakes. $35.

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