Happenings around Nola:

Friday, June 26, 2011
La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Cafe’
( trying this out tonight )

Manny Ochoa-Galvez, co-owner of La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Café, 8120 Hampson St. in the Riverbend, calls pupusas “Mayan pancakes.” On a recent visit to the restaurant in New Orleans, he and sous chef Mario Sorto demonstrated how to make the traditional Salvadoran dish, which consists of a masa dough pocket stuffed with savory ingredients.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Psychedelic Furs
The House of Blues, 8 p.m.
225 Decatur Street, French Quarter
Tickets: $26.50
Resources: The House of Blues’ website | The Psych Furs’ website

These days, The Psychedelic Furs (consisting of Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums)) continues to tour around the world playing many of the songs John Hughes movie fans came to know and love.

( memories from my teen years 🙂

Cork and Bottle

3700 Orleans Ave., 504.483.6314

Every Thursday and Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Mid-City shop has a free, casual tasting of 5 to 6 wines. Cork and Bottle also hosts a series of more formal, seated wine tastings called “Wine Sense,” which typically cost $25. Upcoming classes include “Spanish Wine and Tapas” on June 22, “French Wine and Cheese Paring” on July 13 and “BBQ and Wine Pairing” on August 10.