Third Annual Fat Tuesday Event in the Financial District
Fat Tuesday, February 12
Contestants: $25 entrance fee
(a portion will be donated to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity)
Cheer Them On: the event is free to attend
Cactus Bar and Grill will hold their third annual Crawfish Eating Contest for charity on Tuesday, February 12. This Fat Tuesday event, taking place in the Financial District, will encourage competitors to consume three pounds of crawfish in the fastest amount of time possible. Contestants will be divided into heats, and the winner of each heat will compete in a final round. There is a $25 fee to participate and all competitors will receive a Cactus t-shirt. A portion of the entrance fee will be donated to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
The first place competitive eater will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Cactus Bar and Grill; the second place winner a $50 gift certificate to Cactus Bar; and the third place participant will receive a $25 gift certificate to Cactus Bar. Plenty of Mardi Gras accessories, such as beads and masks, will be passed out to the crowd.
Cactus will offer a variety of specials throughout Fat Tuesday week (February 11-15) including $5 Abita Restoration Pale Ale, $5 Hurricanes, $12 Crawfish Boil, and Seafood gumbo ($5 cup/$7 bowl). $1 from every special sold will be donated to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
To reserve a spot in the crawfish competition, please visit DontDrinkAndTrade.com. For more information, call Cactus’ event line at 312.922.8025.
Since its inception in 1983, NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes home ownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.New Orleans continues to rebuild housing that was destroyed by the devastating flooding of Hurricane Katrina. NOAHH has become a beacon of hope in this rebuilding process by recruiting and deploying tens of thousands of volunteers to construct new homes in damaged, blighted neighborhoods. With the support of our volunteers, donors, and partners across the country and even the world, NOAHH’s home building capacity has increased annually since 2005. New Orleans is a city with historically low rates of home ownership and high levels of poverty, yet it is a place of resiliency, hope, and cultural vibrancy.With a spirit of renewal, NOAHH is rising to the challenges presented by a substandard housing stock and is helping many to realize their dream of home ownership. http://habitat-
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