Cruising & Tasting Schedule

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

Our first stop (11:00am to 12:30pm) Opal Basil Restaurant, located at 690 Lafitte St., Mandeville. The menu includes Pulled Pork, Poached Egg with Chipotle Crostini also serving Red Pepper Potato, Olive Oil Egg Pie with Garlic Aeol.  Drink specials include Strawberry Pepper Sangria $6, Prickly Pear Cactus Mimosa $7, and Spicy White Bloody Mary $8

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

Our second stop (12:00pm to 1:30pm) Lafitte Street Market Bistro, located at 301 Lafitte St., Mandeville.  The menu includes Redfish , Eggplant, Fire Roasted Tomato with Balsamic Butter also serving Pork Belly, Deviled Egg with a Lemon Caper Hollandaise Sauce. Drink specials are Jubilee Julep $8, Sunrise Mimosa $6 and Lafitte Street Planters' Punch $7.

“Are you starting to feel a little full?”

Our third stop (1:00pm to 2:30pm)  Scott's Coffee & Tapas Bar, located at 201 Carroll St., Mandeville.  The menu includes Street Tacos Carne Asada, Peppers, Onion, Cilantro and Pico de gallo.
Drink specials are Mini Tartini - Creamy traditional No crust fruit tart with sweetened citrus glaze,Top Shelf Margarita $10 and Frozen Irish Coffee $9.

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

Our fourth stop (2:00pm to 3:30pm) Beach House Restaurant, located at 124 Girod St., Mandeville.  They will be serving their signature appetizer Ceviche.  Also, Chips with Salsa, Guacamole and Queso Dip. Drink specials are Malibu Rum Punch and Sauza Gold Margaritas served in 32 ounce buckets for $6.

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

Our final stop (3:00pm to 6:00pm) McClains Pizzerialocated at 115 Girod St, Mandeville.  The menu includes assorted Pizza.  Drink specials include Happy Hour Drink Prices and $4 Draft Beer. 

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 Dr. T & The New Orleans Express.

A Message From Lisa Marie Lucidi

For the past 19 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 September 27th, 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 McClains Pizzeria, the best three poker hands will receive 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes respectively.

1st prize:  Party bus by MVP for 3 hours, a $525 value plus a $50 restaurant card.
2nd prize: A one night stay at Anadelles bed and breakfast including dinner.
3rd prize:  Massage ,facial ,haircut ,and manicure by Aromatica Day Spa & LM Hair Studio
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!

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 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 

Click the above button to Register for Cruising & Tasting for St. Jude Event.  This will take you to the St. Jude website.  Once there, choose "Other" and enter $40 for one entry or $75 for a couple.
Lisa Lucidi's Radio Spot On St. Jude.