Classy dining at Zasu. Photo courtesy of Zasu

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The August Hit List: Beggars Banquet, Zasu, Ruby Slipper, and More


As summer grinds into August, New Orleans locals are anxiously surveying their air conditioners for any sign of distress. Outdoor dining is a no-go. To survive one must hydrate, libate, and dine in cool spaces.

Your latest Hit List has the answers: Start the day off with brunch and cocktails at the Ruby Slipper or the just-opened Beggars Banquet (dinner, too) then head home for a restorative nap before dinner at elegant Zasu or just head in for more cooling cocktails at Cure. Special this month and next are collaborative chef dinners at Commander’s Palace. So stay cool, eat well, and remember that September is coming.