Cruising & Tasting Schedule

“Remember, we always recommend having a designated driver when drinking!”

Our first stop (11:00am to 12:30pm) Opal Basil Restaurant, they will be serving Pulled Pork Benny (it is pulled pork, onion jam, roasted red peppers on a toasted English muffin), Peppered Jelly Cream Cheese, Poached Egg and Creolaise Sauce, also serving Sweet Potato Hash.  The drink specials are $3 Mmimosa's and $5 Bloody Mary's.

“Don’t forget to leave room for more great food at our next stop.”

Our second stop (12:00pm to 1:30pm) Latitte Market Street Bistro, the menu includes Mini- Kabobs and Quesadillas with half off on drinks.

“Are you starting to feel a little full?”

Our third stop (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  Beach House Restaurant, they are having Pork, Beef & Chicken Tacos.  The drink specials are Wine & Sangria ($5), Lemondrop Martinis ($6) and Mohitos ($7).

“There is more great food ahead at our next stop!”

Our fourth stop (2:00pm to 3:30pm) Rusty Pelican Restaurant, will have English Tea and Scones. 

“Keep it together because we have one more stop.”

Our final stop (3:00pm to 6:00pm) McClains Pizzeria,  They will be serving Shrimp and Grits.  The drink specials are BlackBerry / Basil Martinis ($7) & Draft Beer ($3).

Also during our last stop we will award the 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for the poker run, holding a raffle with plenty of great prizes, auction off some fabulous items and let's not forget we are having live entertainment by The Bear Brothers.

Welcome to the Forth  Annual Cruising, Strolling & Tasting for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A Message From Lisa Marie Lucidi

For the past 18 years, I have coordinated a volunteer-driven fundraising campaign for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  As you probably know, St. Jude ensures that no child in need is turned away because they don't have the money to pay for treatment.  Previously, we have organized Walk-a-thons, Bik-a-thons, Trail Rides, and Poker Runs to raise money for this worthy institution.

On July 12th, we are hosting a "Cruising" combined with a "Tasting" at local eateries that will provide free samplings of one or two of their most interesting dishes, you can also purchase drink specials..

One hundred percent of the proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  We hope you will participate in this worthy project.

Lisa Marie Lucidi
1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes for Poker Hand, Raffle & Auction

During our cruising you will receive one poker card from each of the five stops.  At our last stop (Prime by c3), the best three poker hands will receive 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes respectively.

1st prize:   Limousine with $50 Dinner Gift Card.
2nd prize: Overnight Stay at Annadele's Plantation with Breakfast and a $25 Dinner Gift Card.
3rd prize:  Massage, Facial, Hair Cut & Makeover.

Over-View of Cruising & Tasting Event

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 to aid St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fight Pediatric Cancer & other Catastrophic Diseases.

Cruise four restaurants and enjoy a tasting of featured dishes.  Play our poker run game for a chance to win prizes. Join in the fun after the Cruise when we raffle off donated items supplied by local merchants!

Sunday, September 27th, 2015, RAIN or SHINE 

Registration at 10:30 am, then the Fun begins! 

Starting Location:
Beginning at Opal Basil Restaurant in Mandeville.

We will have live Music by Dr. T and the New Orleans Express Band starting at 4 pm.

Pre-Register online at or register the day of the event at Macs on Boston Street

 Registration is $40 for one person and $35 per person if more than one. 

Lisa Marie Lucidi, LM Hair Studio, 985-869-1915 

Supporters Having Fun At Last Year's Fundraiser!
We would like to thank the sponsors for their support of the St. Jude Cruising Event and we ask you to support them.
  Click on below logos to link to their website.
Live Music by the bear brothers
Event Listing & Schedule in jpeg format