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Toot'N'Scoot Crawfish Boil Returns

Toot'N'Scoot Crawfish Boil Returns

Posted: Apr 23, 2021 5:39 PM

Supporting Downtown Lafayette has never tasted so good.


Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU) — the non-profit organization that produces events
like Downtown Alive!, Sno-Ball Fest, 2nd Saturday Artwalk, and Merry & Bright Christmas
— is excited to announce a Toot’N’Scoot Crawfish Boil fundraising event on Thursday,
May 13th.


Since 2004, a rooftop crawfish boil has been a DLU annual tradition with a two-fold
purpose: to bring the business community together and help contribute to the
operational expenses of the non-profit whose mission is to preserve, restore, and
expand Downtown Lafayette. This year’s crawfish boil will look a little different than past
events due to COVID-19 restrictions, but there will be limited in-person attendance and a
fun to-go toot’n’scoot option for people to pick up crawfish to-go to enjoy at home with
family and friends.


This year’s presenting sponsor, Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina, is a long-time downtown
business that has witnessed the impacts Downtown Lafayette Unlimited has made on the
vibrancy and growth of downtown, of which Agave has been a major contributor.
“I have watched the ebbs and flows of development and business in Downtown
Lafayette over the past 2 decades and have never been more excited about its future,”
says Nidal Balbesi, owner of Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina. “My heart is downtown and
my team strives every day to help make it a stronger place for business and a more
beautiful and inviting place for the community to enjoy. That’s why I’m proud to sponsor
DLU’s crawfish boil this year to help this organization achieve its goals to help downtown
reach its full potential.”


This event will provide a safe way to support Downtown Lafayette while enjoying your
favorite Cajun crustacean. Crawfish will be served drive-through style on the streets
surrounding Parc Sans Souci from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Along the route, drivers and
passengers can enjoy a live DJ set and a live-streamed pickup experience with other
lovers of Downtown Lafayette.


“We’re going to have fun with it, of course!” said Balbesi.


Tickets for the boil include 5lbs of premium crawfish, all the fixings, and beverages
including soda, wine, and beer. Participants will receive a map with entry and exit points,
as well as where they can pick up their food and drinks. Additionally, a limited amount of
VIP tables are also available for purchase for supporters who want to join the event
onsite, which can be secured by contacting jamie@downtownlafayette.org.


“We remain incredibly grateful for the community’s support of DLU through one of the
most challenging years we’ve faced as a community, and we want to be able to meet
people where they are at - whether you’re comfortable celebrating outdoors and
in-person in the park, or you would prefer to pick-up crawfish to enjoy in the comfort of
your own office, home, or backyard, we invite the community to celebrate hope on the
horizon with us,” said Anita Begnaud, CEO of DLU and DDA.


To purchase toot’n’scoot tickets or learn more about the Downtown Crawfish Boil, visit
downtownlafayette.org/crawfishboil.
To purchase a table for in-person dining at Parc Sans Souci, email
jamie@downtownlafayette.org.


Sponsorships are available that include brand recognition that will reach downtown’s
30,000 followers on social media channels and 4,000 email subscribers. Email
jamie@downtownlafayette.org for more information.

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