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Des Jardins on The Chew; Susan Spicer Visiting

Des Jardins (center) with the Chew crew. [Photo: Facebook]

THE AIRWAVESJardinière and Mijita chef Traci des Jardins will be the special guest on tomorrow's 12 pm episode of ABC food-chat show The Chew, making pork chops with cherry-almond salsa to feed Mario Batali and his crew. To celebrate, the restaurant is dedicating its Monday prix-fixe menu to dishes from the show; dinner tonight is $49. More info here. [Hayeswire]

THE MISSION—Also arriving from the tube: New Orleans chef Susan Spicer, the James Beard Award-winning chef of Bayona who inspired the character of Janette Desautel on HBO's Treme, will be visiting Brick & Mortar Music Hall for a two-day pop-up on June 14 and 15. Big Easy supergroup The New Orleans Suspects will join her as the featured musical act. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION—The folks over at Cerveceria de MateVeza just completed a Brewing and Business Experienceship with the country's biggest craft brewer, Samuel Adams. As part of his homework, founder Jim Woods brewed a collaboration beer with Sam Adams, Boston Tea Party Saison, featuring MateVeza's signature infusion of yerba mate. They're releasing it tonight from 6-9 pm. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDHopscotch in Oakland is turning one year old this week (they'll be featured in our One Year In column later this month), and to celebrate, chef Kyle Itani and GM/bar manager Jenny Schwarz are offering a weeklong "greatest hits" prix fixe menu for $30 from tomorrow through Saturday (Saturday brunch not included). Options include gumbo, fried chicken, and butterscotch pudding. More info here. [EaterWire]


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