The Irish Channel's insane St. Paddy block party favorite Parasol's is hoping for a big crowd next weekend for their 60th anniversary celebration, which will coincide with a three day fundraiser to raise a chunk of change for the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. Parasol's will donate a portion of its proceeds from October 19-21 to the foundation and is planning to sell 1,000 po-boys for the cause, so start fasting now.
"It's important to us that we get behind our New Orleans musicians beyond just throwing a contribution in the tip jars," owner John Hogan tells the Gambit. Hogan took over Parasol's in 2010 after former-Parasol manager Jeff Carreras moved down the street and opened Tracey's (where you can try Parasol's famous old roast beef po-boy).
Parasol's famous new roast beef po boy, which Ian McNulty describes as a "debris-style beef, all tiny, minced chunks cooked down to particles and bound together in gravy as thick as a glaze, packed into a Leidenheimer loaf wit "parsley-flecked garlic butter across the lid" will be available alongside a limited menu during the fundraiser.