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10 Reason to Bring Your Jazz Fest Guests to Swirl!

Beth Ribblett


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Happenings
Jazz Fest Central Round 2!
The energy in the neighborhood last week was incredible as we kicked off Jazz Fest 2013 with mostly good weather, amazing music and lots of backyard parties that continued well after the gates had closed.  While we got a little cleansing rain yesterday, it looks like there's more beautiful weather on the way. And with that extra day at the Fest on Thursday this week we want to be sure to give you and your out of town guests lots of reasons to stop in to shop for party beverages, check out all of the local art and fun t-shirts or have a drink at the bar. 
10 Reasons to Bring Your Out-of-Town Guests to Swirl

1. Check out one of New Orleans Own Famed Food Trucks Zagat just published a list of "must try" food trucks, selecting one truck from 10 major cities across the US, and guess who they picked from Nola? Midcity's own Fat Falafel! You can check 'em out, every Tuesday in front of Swirl 6-8pm where they are dishing out delicious Mediterranean food ($5-$10) that you can bring into the shop with wine specials at the bar selected to pair with the food.

2. Wine by Local Producers - People are always looking for "local" wines and we feel these great labels produced by some of our favorite New Orleanians should fit the bill and deliver a whole lot of quality.  We've got James Moises' 2008 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir and his 2011 Pinot Gris in stock from Oregon and the entire lineup of Vending Machine Wines from Napa including the brand new relase of Horror Show III! Open a bottle in house, take a few home, or we can ship!

3. Refreshing Mimosas to Kick off Your Day at the Fest - Join us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week from 10:30-12:30 for our $5 mimosas - a Jazz Fest Swirl tradition!
 

4. Great Local Art on the Walls - Check out the
really cool New Orleans themed work with local art from "in nola words" and Shaun Aleman, Lizano’s Glass Haus, Carnival Sculptures, Jeanne Catahula Vidrine and Julia Stefanski! Their original works start at just $20!!

5.  Quality Selection of Wine and Beer - The perfect gift to thank you for hospitality?  Bring them over to pick up a few bottles for the house or sit outside and watch the festers go by while enjoying a glass of wine and a cheese plate.  How about a nice cold rosé to sit on the bayou with in evening? The perfect end to a wonderful day at the fest!

6.  Artisan Cheese, Chocolates and Breads - Fresh breads from Maple Street Patisserie, a nice selection of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats and local chocolates from Bittersweet confections await!  Cheeses are cut into perfect cheese plate sized chunks and breads are delivered fresh on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

7. Try a Wine Flite at the Bar -
  Stop by on Wednesday for a special flite nite featuring 4 of our favorite summer picks! 
We've got some stunners in the lineup this week with the Steven Kent Lola, Hammacher Pinot Noir Rose from Oregon and two killer reds!  Flites will feature 4-2oz pours of really great juice.  No reservations required, just pull up a seat at the bar and get your boarding pass! Selections for the flite are posted on our Facebook page on Wednesday. $15

8. Chef Walter's Culinary Treats on Friday from 5-9pm!  -  Chef Walter Greenwood's small plates have become "must try" culinary treats on Fridays and he'll be back again this week with some great new items to hold you over 'til the taxicab line thins out!


9. Citizen Nola Tees  - We're stocked up with those cleverly designed tees from our friends at Citizen NOLA so come over and check out the new designs coming in on Tuesday!They make great gifts and "festive" wear!
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10.  More than 25 Wines by the Glass - Have a drink at the bar or sit outside with a cheese plate and watch the festers go by! And our selection of quality rose' is infamous!  The perfect New Orleans summer beverage!