Parkway Bakery & Tavern will once again join forces with the Al Copeland Foundation to defeat cancer. Starting on the first Wednesday of November (November 3), the bakery will be selling its coveted 11-inch Thanksgiving delight--a poorboy (also known as a po-boy) filled with roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce--as part of their annual #IDidItForTheTurkey fundraiser.
Po-boy lovers who are interested in supporting the cause can purchase a $100 ticket that will allow them to skip the line between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. With their "Skip the Line" ticket, patrons can purchase the Thanksgiving poorboy with a side order of sweet potato fries, a Parkway drink cup, and a Faubourg seasonal beer. They can also take selfies of themselves eating the poorboy on social media by using the hashtag #IDidItForTheTurkey. Tickets can be purchased at alcopelandfoundation.org or in person on Wednesdays at Parkway Bakery & Tavern under the Al Copeland Foundation tent.
Since 2008, ACF has raised over $1.9 million with one goal in mind: to fulfill the late Al Copeland, Sr.'s dream of stopping cancer in its tracks. According to their mission statement, ACF supports "new local cancer research, education, and patient education at the Copeland-LSU Health Sciences Center Partnership in Viruses, Cancer, and Immunotherapy." They have also opened 17 immunotherapy trials, saving the lives of three patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.
Parkway Bakery & Tavern General Manager and Head Chef Justin Kennedy is honored to once again work with a fellow local restaurant family.
"Supporting each other is what we do best here in New Orleans, and we invite everyone to come in and enjoy this special time of year with a poorboy for an important cause," Kennedy said.
Parkway Bakery & Tavern, 538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047, parkwaypoorboys.com