― On Monday night, I attended the Sud de France Festival at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club at South Street Seaport. What would have been a rainy, cloudy night turned out to be a nice, but chilly evening with live music, free wine, and appetizers. ∙ This night was the kickoff night to a festival lasting until the 29th to celebrate food and wine from France (especially from the Languedoc-Roussillon region). You can find out more about the event here. ∙ I was not sponsored for this [...].