New Orleans Restaurants to Serve 'Save the Picayune' Cocktail

Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group's cocktail will benefit Times-Picayune newspaper

New Orleans residents and journalists around the country have sadly taken note of the spiral of NOLA's famed newspaper, the Times Picayune. Now, the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group aims to help the paper printing seven days a week with a collective charity donatio -- in the form of a cocktail.

Beginning today, café b, Café NOMA, Heritage Grill, Ralph’s on the Park and Red Fish Grilli in New Orleans will begin offering a signature drink, the 'Save the Picayune' cocktail for $8. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the cocktail will go to the Times-Picayune and its "adversely affected" employees. "Each of [Ralph's restaurants] stand behind keeping The Times-Picayune in our collective hands seven days a week," says the press release. "RBRG aims to keep the award winning staff working and reporting on the stories that matter most to New Orleanians."

No word yet on what this charity-giving cocktail might be (it's so new it's not on printed menus or web sites), so you'll have to check out the drink in person. The good news: the drink will be on tap "for the unforeseeable future." Let's hope the drink helps the Times-Picayune's unforeseeable future.