Bugs & Brew
Bugs & Brew for Drew Crawfish Cook-off and Beer Festival
The Drew Rodrigue Foundation will be hosting its annual Bugs & Brew for Drew Crawfish Cook-off and Beer Festival on May 19th on Fulton Street in New Orleans. The festival will feature crawfish-inspired dishes from restaurants around the city in addition to having teams competing in a crawfish boil cook-off. There will be plenty of beer and great local live music. Come on out and enjoy great food and entertainment by Honey Island Swamp Band, Me & My Friends, and Souls Project New Orleans.
The fight against cancer is an ever-evolving challenge, and sometimes you have to roll with the punches. While DRF remains committed to finishing its project with Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, we’re having to take a slight detour. This year is a particularly special one for The Drew Rodrigue Foundation, as all proceeds from Bugs & Brew will benefit a very close and personal friend, Chef Carl Schaubhut of DTB and Bacobar.
Carl grew up in New Orleans and was part of a tight knit group of friends, one of whom bears the name of this Foundation. He is a remarkable chef, husband and father of two beautiful children. For the past five years, Carl has been battling stage 4, incurable adenocarcinoma in the GE junction. After multiple rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and clinical trials, he is now at the point where his options are being limited more every day. With the mounting medical bills, and treatments interfering with his time in the kitchen, the Foundation has offered its dear friend financial assistance in the hopes to “buy” him some more time and hope he can beat the odds. Please make a special effort to come out and support our friend in this time of need. Whether it’s through donations to DRF, or thru participation in our event, rest assured every penny we collect this year will directly benefit Carl and his family. We hope you can share in this opportunity to help such an amazing family.
River Parish Disposal:
The River Parish Disposal team is excited to be a part of the this wonderful festival. Our team will be helping out throughout the event with clean up and trash removal. We know this will be a great event that will bring the community together to fight against cancer.