Gulf Coast Crabber Benefit Dinner
With the recent storms battering the Gulf, we have been so proud to see our communities coming together and pitching in to rebuild. Through September 17th, we will be donating $2 directly to the Central Texas Food Bank with every purchase of a wild boar patty melt or wild boar lettuce wraps during lunch to help feed displaced flood victims. In addition, we're turning our efforts to the coastal communities affected - specifically, the crabbers who supply us at Dai Due.
Historically, the Gulf has had a vibrant and sustainable blue crab fishery. Over the years, though, through globalization, weather events and other factors, the number of blue crab processors - "picking plants" - has dwindled to a mere handful along the coast. Most crab and crab meat found these days in restaurants and seafood markets is processed in Mexico, and much of our blue crab is exported to Maryland. Two of the last remaining picking plants are in Seadrift, a small coastal town near Port O'Connor on San Antonio Bay.
Seadrift Seafood and Seafood Harvest were both severely damaged by Harvey, and we want them to rebuild and keep the tradition of the Texas blue crab industry alive.
So, join us on Monday, September 18th for a blow-out dinner at Dai Due, where 100% of proceeds will go directly to the Seadrift crabbers. The family-style menu will be a little of everything; game, early fall vegetables, local cheeses, and, of course, crab. William Chris Vineyards and Lewis Wines have graciously donated wine for the evening, and our friend Scott from K and S Seafood (distributor of their crabs) will be donating crab. Please join us.
Monday, September 18th, 7pm
2406 Manor Road, Austin TX 78722
$100 per person, plus tax, includes wine
we will not be accepting gratuities, but will gladly accept further donations
all seating is communal