Food and Dining on the Mardi Gras Route

by Jerrica B.

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The Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras parade rolls this Saturday. You’ve got your spot picked out, your friends are invited, and your outfit is ready to go. But have you decided where you’re going to eat that day? Whether you are taking your kids to the Children’s Mardi Gras Parade, bringing your pet to the Krewe of Paws Pet Parade, running in the Jester Jog, or catching beads at the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade, many of our favorite local restaurants on or near the route will be open that day to celebrate the holiday with you and your family! Check out the details on a few below.

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Enoch’s Irish Pub & Cafe

Enoch’s Irish Pub and Café (3pm-2am)

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only holiday this pub celebrates. Come out to Enoch’s for the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade party featuring the band Danny Lee and Dave. Enjoy spicy jambalaya or a delicious muffaletta from their special Mardi Gras menu, and they’ll have drink specials too! This restaurant is right on the parade route, so you won’t have to go far to get there! It’s sure to be a good time for you and your friends.

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Trapp’s Seafood Nachos

Trapp’s (11am-10pm)

You’ll have to go a little off the route for this one. Trapp’s is always serving up delicious cajun and creole dishes, so it’s no surprise that they’ve got festivities planned for the Mardi Gras parade. Live music will be playing from 2pm-6pm, and crawfish will be available all day. Their usual menu of gumbo, jambalaya, poboys, and more is perfect for this occasion. Let’s not forget the riverside setting, where you can dine with a beautiful view of the Ouachita River.

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Tummy Yummy Prince Cakes

Tummy Yummy Creations (11am-6pm)

You’ll find Tummy Yummy near the beginning of the parade route. Their special Mardi Gras menu features a Cochon Sandwich made with seasoned pork shoulder served on a house made French roll. They will also have jambalaya and cracklins available all day. But if you’re needing a King Cake fix, look no further than their Prince Cakes, a smaller version of our favorite Mardi Gras dessert with many flavors to choose from!

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Caster & Chicory Beignets

Caster & Chicory in Bry Park (5pm-8pm)

This pop-up stand is one of the few places in town where you can get fresh beignets. Do I need to say anything else? They’ll have their beignets and King Cake on a stick, as well as café au lait, coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm. Be sure to check them out!

There are many restaurants along the route who will be open and serving their regular menu. Be sure to check out these great local eats!

  1. Roma’s Italian Bistro (11am-10pm)
  2. River and Rail (11am-11pm)
  3. Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant (5pm-9:30m)
  4. Cotton (11am-2:30pm; 5pm-10pm)
  5. Doe’s Eat Place (4pm-10pm)
  6. West Monroe Coney Island (9am-3pm)
  7. Riverside Coney Island (10am-10pm)

Wherever you end up on the parade route, you’ll find that there are many incredible, local choices for food! Try something new… Or visit an old favorite! These restaurants love this holiday just as much as we do. So when you get hungry, stop by one of these locations!

And for a full schedule of Saturday’s festivities, visit our Mardi Gras page on our website.

And of course, laissez les bon temps roulez!

 

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