NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Inspired by the success of the Build A Poor Boy + Feed A Community campaign, Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is planning a month-long campaign in September to safely celebrate New Orleans festivals and help support local musicians. Six of our restaurants—Broussard’s Restaurant & Courtyard, Tommy’s Cuisine, Café Maspero, Royal House, Ernst Café, and Flamingo A-Go-Go—will each offer a festival-inspired menu item such as Gulf Fish Beignets, Crabcake Sliders, and Jerk Chicken Tacos. For each dish sold, Creole Cuisine will donate $1 to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundations’ Music Relief Fund, and Port Orleans Brewery has generously committed to match funds raised, providing immediate critical assistance to members of the Louisiana music and cultural community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our local musicians and others that work in the industry have been impacted by the COVID shutdowns, leaving them with a total or near-total loss of income,” said Don Marshall, executive director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation. “Creole Cuisine has been a very supportive partner in helping to assist us in providing grants to help them make ends meet until they can play their gigs and at events again.”
Creole Cuisine is also hosting a social media giveaway in conjunction with the Festival Eats campaign. Guests are encouraged to tag “Festival Eats” photos with #CCRCFestivalEats and enter to win a festival swag bag, packed with goodies from Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, and much more. Multiple entries are encouraged—the more festival eats you snack on and post about, the more chances you have to win!