Cactus Bar and Grill will hold their third annual crawfish eating contest for charity on Tuesday, February 12. This Fat Tuesday event will encourage competitors to consume three pounds of crawfish in the fastest amount of time possible. All proceeds, including the $25 entrance fee, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans.
Contestants will be divided into heats, and the winner of each heat will compete in a final round. All competitors will receive a Cactus t-shirt. First place will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Cactus Bar and Grill, second place a "Hurricanes at Home" gift basket to take Mardi Gras home with you, and third place a cooler stocked with Abita Beer. Plenty of Mardi Gras accessories, such as beads and masks, will be delved out to the crowd.
Cactus will offer a variety of specials throughout Fat Tuesday week. $1 from each special will be donated to Habitat for Humanity NOLA:
To reserve a spot in the crawfish competition, please visit DontDrinkAndTrade.com. For more information, call Cactus’ event line at 312.922.8025.
A little bit about New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity:
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 homeownership 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 homebuilding capacity has increased annually since 2005. New Orleans is a city with historically low rates of homeownership 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 homeownership. http://habitat-nola.org