Techy Tonique. Bar Tonique will soon create an iTunes app that updates every time the menu changes; they�ll also roll out coasters bearing QR codes: just scan with your iPhone or Android to get a copy of the menu.
Boozy summer camp. That would be Camp Runamok, an intensive tour of bourbon distilleries (and, incidentally, a summer camp) held mid-September in Bardstown, Ky. The camp's fi rst running only had 100 spots open, and made selections based on a questionnaire asking (among other things) for prank and talent show ideas. New Orleans bar talent invited to come included Holly Williams (Finnegan's), Steve Yamada (Bar R�evolution, Alchemy Lounge), Rhiannon Enlil (Cure), Chris Hannah (French 75), Lucinda Weed (Sylvain), Travis Sanders (Hotel Monteleone) and Abby Gullo (SoBou).
Service industry nights: at The Irish House: Chef Justin Moore's �Feed Me� menu runs $25 for three courses, or $35 for fi ve courses, on Sunday nights 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Service industry staff also gets $1 off beers and cocktails, and discounts on wine bottles.
Service industry nights: at Bar Tonique: Service industry staff get 25% off on select cocktails (Sazerac, Pimm's Cup, Old-Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Dark & Stormy, Aviation) every night after 11 p.m.
Cocktail cranberries at French 75. These days, Chris Hannah is garnishing the bubbly French 75, as well as The Contessa (Aperol, dry gin, ruby grapefruit juice, cranberry bitters), with cocktail cranberries.