In May 2019, Ingleside Merchants Association held a Crawfish Cookout fundraiser at The Ave Bar on Ocean Avenue. The bar was packed with patrons eager to eat shellfish for a good cause.
Despite some technical difficulties, the crawfish eventually made it out and was a big hit. “I just visited New Orleans, and I ate some amazing food there,” Ingleside Merchants Association Secretary-Treasurer Neil Ballard said, “and today I feel like I’m on Bourbon Street all over again. What a win!”
As patrons waited their turn for a plate, they enjoyed The Ave Bar’s extensive craft beer and local spirits selection on a bright day in May.