This year, the organizers of the much-loved Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will continue the tradition by offering a sampling of local food vendors' best and award-winning po-boy offerings with a revamped "to-go" event format. Po-boy patrons and enthusiasts can show their support by preordering their food items online via Shopify and picking up their takeout orders on-site at participating local eateries on the day of the “To-Go” event. The 2020 Oak Street Po-Boy "To-Go" Fest officially takes place on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following participating restaurants throughout metro New Orleans:
- Ajun Cajun
- Ale on Oak
- Bratz Y'all
- Breads on Oak
- Canseco's Carrollton Market
- Crabby Jacks
- GW Fins
- Jazzy Pete's
- Live Oak Cafe
- Mahony's Poboys & Seafood
- Ms. Dee's Catering Cuisine
- Parkway Bakery & Tavern
- Pho Bistreaux
- Seither's Seafood
All proceeds from the festival will benefit participating restaurants as well as Son of a Saint, the longtime beneficiary partner of the festival. Son of a Saint is the New Orleans-based 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of fatherless boys throughout Greater New Orleans.
"While we cannot gather as we have in the past, we can still celebrate our beloved sandwich!" said organizers of Oak Street Po-Boy Festival.
"This partnership with the Oak Street Po-Boy Fest is both critical and gratifying for Son of a Saint and a strong support to the community of young men we serve in our program," said Son of a Saint Founder and CEO Bivian "Sonny" Lee III. "Though this has been an atypical year with its fair share of challenges, we're glad to have this level of continued commitment and collaboration. We're excited for what's to come on Dec. 5th."
Ahead of the Po-Boy "To-Go" festival, the Oak Street Merchants Residents and Property Owners association is encouraging New Orleanians to visit the Oak Street shopping district on Nov. 28 to support Small Business Saturday.
To view the full Oak Street Po-Boy "To-Go" Fest menu and begin placing preorders, visit: https://bit.ly/PoboyFest2020. Follow the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival online at www.poboyfest.com and on social media via @poboyfest on Instagram. More information and real-time updates about Son of a Saint are also available online via www.sonofasaint.org or via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by following @sonofasaintorg.
About the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is presented by and benefits Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners, whose mission is to stimulate the Oak Street corridor between S. Carrollton Ave. and Leake Street by improving its appearance and safety, preserving the historic integrity and local culture, attracting, supporting, and promoting diverse, sustainable businesses and to receive, administer and distribute funds in connection with any activities related to the above purposes. Learn more about OSMRPO at www.facebook.com/OakStreetNOLA.
A portion of the proceeds from the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival benefits Son of A Saint, a 501(c)3 non-profit which exists to transform the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships.
About Son of a Saint
Son of a Saint launched in 2011 to address the burgeoning problem of fatherless boys in the New Orleans area. Under the direction of Bivian “Sonny” Lee III, the 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to its mission of transforming the lives of young males through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships. For more information or to get involved, visit www.sonofasaint.org.
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