Hyper-Local Partnerships: Food App Waitr and Crying Eagle Brewing Make A Nice Pear, Saison Beer

Hyper-Local Partnerships: Food App Waitr and Crying Eagle Brewing Make A Nice Pear, Saison Beer

In the past, Foodable has reported on hyper-local partnerships involving craft breweries, where Funky Buddha partnered up with Whole Foods Market to make spent grain sourdough bread.

Now, a tech company with hopes to drive business to the restaurants it delivers food from has teamed up with a local brewery to form a different kind of hyper-local partnership.

This time around, beer and tech have collided in a unique and unexpected way, since Waitr, a food delivery startup, partnered-up with craft beer company Crying Eagle Brewing to bring local restaurants a beer— A Nice Pear— to get excited about.

The beer’s name is a play on the word pair, alluding to the partnership between the beer company and the restaurant app company, both founded in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Hot Diggity Dog! Dat Dog Looking to Open in Lafayette

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Since 2011, the New Orleans restaurant scene has boomed with explosive popularity. It's no surprise that Dat Dog, a hot-dog heaven that serves up fun flavors such as turducken, crawfish, alligator and tempura cod sausage, has been on the lookout for possible locations in Lafayette.

"We love the idea of coming to Lafayette. We love the people and the culture," Dat Dog Director of Marketing Chelsea Brauwn said. "We just want to make sure that it's something the community is interested in and that we'll get the support we need."

Each time a new restaurant opens, it caters to the neighborhood its in. It reflects the quality of its residence and therefore is a little special, a little different, in honor of the people who make Dat Dog as well-loved as it is. 

What do you think, NOLA? Will you want a bite of this or will you send Dat Dog to the doghouse? Read More