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'Toot 'N' Scoot' crawfish boil supports Downtown Lafayette

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Posted at 9:01 PM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 23:55:45-04

Supporting Downtown Lafayette never tasted so good.

The 'Toot 'N' Scoot' crawfish boil was held Thursday evening to help support Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. The annual rooftop event was held in a drive-thru style this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drivers picked up their crawfish along the streets surrounding Parc Sans Souci, and got to enjoy some live music at the same time.

Held since 2004, the crawfish boil has been a tradition with a two-fold purpose: to bring the business community together and help contribute to the operational expenses of DLU.

This year's boil was sponsored by Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina.

"I have watched the ebbs and flows of development and business in Downtown Lafayette over the past 2 decades and have never been more excited about its future," says Nidal Balbesi, owner of Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina. "My heart is downtown and my team strives every day to help make it a stronger place for business and a more beautiful and inviting place for the community to enjoy. That's why I'm proud to sponsor DLU's crawfish boil this year to help this organization achieve its goals to help downtown reach its full potential."

Tickets included 5 lbs. of premium crawfish, all the fixings, and beverages.

"We remain incredibly grateful for the community's support of DLU through one of the most challenging years we've faced as a community," said Anita Begnaud, CEO of DLU and Downtown Development Authority. "It feels really good to be back having an event downtown, being with the
businesses and the families and the individuals who support what we do everyday and are a part of this economy in this environment. It feels really nice and we're excited to be back."

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