Babalu Tapas and Tacos in Jackson will host Olivia’s Taco Shop on Wednesday, May 15, with the money raised from the event helping defray medical costs for a local cancer patient.
The Fondren restaurant will donate $1 from every taco sold on that day to the family of Olivia Newman, a Clinton teenager who has battled acute lymphocytic leukemia for the past 14 months. This donation will apply to any taco sold throughout the day, from opening to close.
Babalu in Fondren started the annual taco shop event several years ago, and the benefit is now held at several Babalu locations throughout the Southeast.
On Wednesday, customers also can purchase Olivia’s Taco, a special taco created by Olivia that includes grilled steak, white rice, sautéed trio color peppers, sautéed onions, queso dip and corn on a warm tortilla.
The original Babalu opened at 622 Duling Avenue in Jackson’s historic Fondren District in 2010, and quickly built a large and loyal following. Offering a unique dining experience, the popularity of the brand spread and there are now eight Babalu locations spread across six Southeastern states.