Thursday, February 19, 2015

Grubbin' and Crawlin' for a Cause

I was pretty excited when Jay told me about the first annual 3rd Street Grub Crawl happening in March. 

As a life-long Baton Rouge resident, I've spent years wishing my city would step it up and aspire to be more like Austin, Atlanta, Houston, or even D.C. Now I feel like my wishes are coming true.

This event sounds like a righteous time, totally causal and easy on my wallet. A bunch of fun downtown venues will play host to Baton Rougeans looking for a night of live music, food and drink specials. Ten bucks buys you a wristband and access to all the night's activities including food and drink specials at participating venues. For a broke college student, a night of food and drink specials coupled with live music can't be beat. 

This is really exciting not only for the BR party scene, but also for THRIVE Baton Rouge. THRIVE, created four years ago by former Teach for America corps member Sarah Broome, is a charter school for at-risk children and has been helping out local kids immeasurably since its inception. 

Not only is 3rd Street Grub Crawl a party, it's also a benefit. Your $10 wristband buys you a night of fun and helps to support a local non-profit doing its damnedest to educate kids who would otherwise be left behind by the school system. 

I can't think of a better reason to drink and eat to my heart's content. And as an added bonus, the folks at Dudley DeBosier are paying for you cab ride home. Just hop in a taxi and say this one's on Dudley DeBosier and they'll pay for your ride home from the Grub Crawl!

Come out and celebrate for a good cause on March 26, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m. We'll see you there! 

– Sydney "Brown Nose" Blanchard, intern

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