Drago’s New Orleans Shares Birthday Celebration with Charity

Drago’s celebrates its 90th Birthday by partnering with the St. Bernard Project to help victims of Hurricane Katrina

Oysters at Drago's Seafood

Lobster, crab cakes, and po’ boy sandwiches can do more than fuel your taste buds, at least at Drago’s Seafood they will be serving up these classic dishes for a cause. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant has been deeply committed to the New Orleans community since 1969 and they are ringing in their 90th Birthday with this same community spirit.

On July 11, 2012 Drago’s Seafood will be donating a 100% of its proceeds to the St. Bernard Project, which is working to help rebuild New Orleans and lend support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
“Building homes for those in need is the perfect birthday present,” said Drago’s Owner/Manager Tommy Cvitanovich, “My father wants his legacy to not only be a great restaurant for his customers, but to contribute by giving back to those who have provided so much to him as loyal customers.”

Drago’s Seafood will be doing just that, they have promised to build one home at the cost of $35,000, but hope to raise a total of $90,000 to represent each year they have been in business.
St. Bernard is thrilled to be receiving such a gift from Drago’s Seafood. Liz McCartney, Co-Founder of the St. Bernard Project shared, “Our disaster rebuilding and affordable housing efforts will be greatly impacted by this generous donation of the Cvitanovich family.”

The birthday festivities at Drago’s Seafood are set to begin at 11:00 a.m. on July 12 when the doors of the restaurant open. At 2 p.m. there will be a cake celebration and The Drago's Charbroiling Engine will also be touring through New Orleans to accept donation and sell Drago’s most popular entrees.