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Local Restaurants Pitch In After Tornado Rips Through New Orleans East

The crews from Shaya, Taceaux Loceaux, Pizza Nola, and more are lending their skills to the relief effort

Taco Loceaux at City Church of New Orleans
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As people across region rallied around New Orleans East — the site of a devastating tornado — chefs and restaurants are doing their parts to pitch in and help with the recovery this week, according to The Times-Picayune.

On Wednesday, Shaya chef/owner Alon Shaya and his team cooked alongside staff from Round 2 Restaurant and Bar, bringing red beans, rice, corn bread, and water to Joe Brown Park. Dat Dog’s food truck also rolled into the park on Thursday.

A huge thanks to Dat Dog for serving lunch today at the clubhouse! @datdognola

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Nearby in the City Church, mobile restaurant Taceaux Loceaux teamed up with Pizza Nola, and Meauxbar to deliver boxes of king cakes and #tornadotacos to the area. Chef Emeril Lagasse also reportedly donated to the non-profit Second Harvest Food Bank.

#tornadotacos and #kingcakes for volunteers @citychurchno bring your donations and come by if you need something.

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Props to @pizzanola for coming across w #kingcakes for #tornado affected in East

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Despite the initial disaster relief response, there’s still a lot more to be done to help people living in New Orleans East. Susan Spicer’s Mondo and Bayona restaurants have already signed on to help prepare red beans and rice for Sunday’s shift at City Church and Second Harvest is still on the hunt for people that are willing to lend a hand to the efforts or donate supplies. is also requesting help from restaurants with the capacity to feed large groups or assist in the cleanup.

With Neighbor Helping Neighbor, Tornado Victims Will Recover: Editorial [Times-Picayune]

Celeb Chefs Have Recipe For Relief For N.O. Tornado Victims [TMZ]

All CharityWire Coverage [ENOLA]


942 North Rampart Street, , LA 70116 (504) 569-9979 Visit Website

Pizza Nola

141 W Harrison Avenue Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70124 504 872 0731 Visit Website


900 Harrison Avenue, , LA 70124 (504) 224-2633 Visit Website

Dat Dog

5030 Freret Street, , LA 70115 (504) 899-6883 Visit Website