How to help Austin food & drink purveyors with Louisiana flood relief

Although the flooding in Louisiana this week hasn’t quite gotten the level of coverage or attention that Hurricane Katrina received, our next-door neighbors are still in need of help to recover from the millions of dollars’ worth of damage — and a few local places want to help.

As we reported yesterday, an Austin food truck called Baton Creole is sending 100 percent of the profits from $8 gumbo sold to Louisiana flood relief. But a couple of area distilleries and breweries also want to contribute.

Photo from Treaty Oak's Facebook page. Enjoy a frozen drink and lunch at Treaty Oak Distilling to help benefit Louisiana flood relief.

Photo from Treaty Oak’s Facebook page. Enjoy a frozen drink and lunch at Treaty Oak Distilling to help benefit Louisiana flood relief.

Treaty Oak Distilling and the nearby Revolution Spirits, both off Fitzhugh Road near Dripping Springs, are donating much-needed items to flood victims with the help of Rally Texas for Baton Rouge. Throughout this weekend, both booze producers will have their doors open to accept goods like paper towels, pet food, hand sanitizer and nonperishable food and snacks. Check out their Facebook pages to see the full list of requested items.

Additionally, Treaty Oak is also taking a page out of Baton Creole’s book and offering a couple of food and drink specials on the menu whose profits will go toward “the over 130,000 people that have been left homeless by the recent flooding in Louisiana,” Treaty Oak noted in the Facebook post. “First, we are donating profits from our two Louisiana-themed specials. The Ca c’cest Bon Punch is served frozen and made with vodka, bourbon, clarified milk, spiced black tea and fresh citrus. Our food special is buttermilk beignets with andouille sausage, pecan praline and Tabasco honey. Plus, we’ll be donating funds from the sales of our new housemade sweet or spicy jerkies.”

Both distilleries have covered areas that will keep you out of the rain. 

A local brewpub is also helping out. Pinthouse Pizza on South Lamar is hosting a Louisiana Flood Relief Pint Night starting at 11 a.m. tomorrow, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the Flood Relief IPA going toward the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

See other places that are doing their part to help? Let us know in the comments. We’ll update this post throughout the day with additional spots when we hear about them.


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