Hogs For The Cause, New Orleans
In 2009, Becker Hall and Rene Louapre set out to recreate a Southern pig roast in New Orleans. Neither of them knew how to roast a pig at this point, but they figured with enough beer and a good cause, what could go wrong. Five years later, Hogs for the Cause has become one of the nation's best BBQ festivals. Hogs raises money for children battling pediatric brain cancer to cover the variable expenses not borne by traditional insurance.