Cruising & Tasting Schedule

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

Our first stop (11:00am to 12:30pm) Tope La' Restaurant, located on 104 N. Cate St. in Hammond.

The Menu Includes:
Sweet Potato Hummus Canape' on Grilled Pita and Almond and Panko Crusted Duck Breast Bites with a Spicy Buffalo Glaze on Won-ton Cracker with Oriental Slaw Tossed in a Sesame Vinaigrette.

Drink Specials:
Blackberry Moscow Mule for $8 and Thyme Collin for $8

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

Our second stop (12:00pm to 1:30pm) Cate Street Restaurant, located on 308 S. Cate St. in Hammond.

The Menu Includes: Seafood Pesto Pasta & Crunchy Rolls

Drink Specials: $5 Frozen Crazy Trains

“Are you starting to feel a little full?”

Our third stop (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  Red White & Brew Restaurant,

The Menu Includes: Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya and Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

Drink Specials: 20% off all Beer & Wine.

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

Our fourth stop (2:00pm to 3:30pm) Blackened Brew Restaurant, located on 112 W. Thomas St. in Hammond.

The Menu Includes: Truffle Mac-n-Cheese and Mini Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs.

Drink Specials: $10 Cucumber Bloody Mary and $7 Pear Moscow Mules.

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

Our final stop (3:00pm to 5:00pm) Mariners Inn Restaurant, located on 117 W. Thomas St.

The Menu Includes: Duck Quesadilla and Seafood Kickers.

Drink Specials: $4.50 Black Beer Margarita and $5 Watermelon Moscow Mules 

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 music by Soul Revival.

A Message From Lisa Marie Lucidi

For the past 20 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 November 4th, 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 Mariners Restaurant, the best three poker hands will receive 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes respectively.

1st prize:  (to be determined)

2nd prize: (to be determined)

3rd prize:  (to be determined)
 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 five 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 donated by local merchants!

Saturday, November 4th, 2017, RAIN or SHINE 

Registration is between 10:30 & 11:00 am, then the Fun begins! 

Starting Location:
Tope La' on 104 N. Cate St. in Hammond

​Live Music by Soul Revival

Pre-Register online at or go to and click on the St. Jude button. 

 Registration is $40 for one person or $75 for a couple. 

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

Below is just a sample of some of our auction items!
Welcome to the Sixth Annual "Cruising, Strolling & Tasting For St. Jude" Fundraiser