Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Toups Meatery Family Meal Giveaway
We at DGA are big fans of chef Isaac Toups and his restaurant, Toups Meatery. We've recommended it to our out-of-town guests for the Crawfish Boil for the past few years.
Toups is a standout amongst New Orleans' Cajun restaurants. The meat-centric menu includes duck, lamb, quail, and venison. The Meatery Board, featuring head cheese, chicken liver mousse, cracklings, boudin balls, and homemade sausage, is a must-order.
However, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced New Orleans restaurants to close their dining rooms lest their customers get sick. Some restaurants have closed entirely, while others have shifted to take-out and delivery only. The New Orleans area has been hit hard by coronavirus and many New Orleanians who rely on the restaurant industry for their livelihood are out of work.
In true New Orleans fashion, many chefs and civic organizations have stepped up to help feed displaced workers, Toups Meatery included.
Starting at 3 PM every day, Toups has started offering free meals for people in need especially those in the service industries. All people have to do is call ahead so the restaurant can prepare an appropriate sized meal.
The restaurant is also accepting donations to help pay for these meals for those in need. The donation methods are listed below:
So far the community reaction to the Toups Family Meal program has been overwhelming. Last week, Toups gave away over 3,000 meals to people in need. It's programs like these that show the heart and soul of New Orleans and our ability to come together in times of crisis.