Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras at Farmers Market
It’s the 26th anniversary of Los Angeles’ most famous Mardi Gras event! Celebrate with traditional New Orleans and Zydeco music, bead-throwing, strolling parade bands, arts and crafts and face painting for kids, authentic Cajun food, beer, and much more. Tuesday; Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA; 323.933.9211

Mardi Gras Music and Food Festival
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with 10 bands playing on four stages at the House of Blues. Also enjoy an array of home cooked Southern eats like fried chicken Po’ Boys, smoked brisket, beignets and more.$20+; Tuesday, 7 pm; 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Hollywood’s New Orleans-inspired bar is having a Mardi Gras soiree where they will introduce its new frozen slushy cocktails including a Watermelon Daiquiri with Bacardi and Chareau Aloe Liqueur; Irish Coffee with Jameson Black Barrel; and an Aviation Gin Singapore Sling. There will also be a “Street Gumbo Grass Band” and performances from burlesque dancers and Louisiana-derived brewery, Abita will start a week-long tap takeover. Tuesday, 9 pm-2 am; 1233 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA

Barton G. LA
Barton G. LA is serving up a Voodoo Shrimp special that features sesame crusted crispy crab stuffed with jumbo gulf shrimp served over a smoking brew that is inspired by flavors of New Orleans. The dish arrives at your table in a tapered glass vase containing a small amount of dry ice to create a billowing fog. It’s always a performance here. Tuesday; 861 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

HM 157
This NoLa-themed fundraiser (for a 9th Ward organization) has put together a lineup, including funk bands, jazz ensembles, burlesque shows, and DJs from Funky Sole. Tuesday, 7 pm-2 am; 3110 N Broadway, Lincoln Heights

The Little Easy at the Alexandria Hotel
This brand spankin’ new NOLA-inspired haunt offers youthe option of three  Po’ Boy Sliders with shrimp or catfish, blackened or fried, or braised brisket ($12). The Alexandria Hotel, 216 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Little Jewel
They are serving up a Po’ Boy Menu where you can pick from nearly twenty Po’ Boy options on the menu. Options include the Crescent City Fried Oyster Po’ Boy and the Po’ Boy “Chaurice” (Creole Hot Sausage with Swiss and Fresh Onions), with prices ranging from $8-18. 207 Ord St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.620.0461

Dominick’s and Little Dom’s
Celebrating Mardi Gras in true Bourbon Street style with cocktails, bites and of course, Jambalaya. Chef Boudet has transformed Dominick’s and Little Dom’s menus into a Fat Tuesday feast, with King Cake, Boudin Balls, Catfish, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo, Roast Beef Po’ Boy, Soft Shell Crab Po’ Boy, Beignets, and Bread Pudding. Tuesday

Preux & Proper
Chef Michael Ruiz and the crew at Preux & Proper are set to bring the Big Easy to DTLA this Mardi Gras with a variety inspired dishes that showcase a fusion of NOLA cuisine and seasonal California ingredients. Plus, order up frozen daiquiri bar and moonshine-based bar menu that features classic New Orleans cocktails reimagined and a live brass band. Dishes include Crispy Frogs Legs, Smoked Shrimp Beignets, Fried Oyster Po Boys, Muffaletta Boards, Gumbo, and King’s Cake. 4 pm; 840 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.896.0090

Celebrate with happy hour with decorative beads & masks, music from guest DJs, and  a complimentary slice of King’s Cake (to soak up the alcohol, of course)! Tuesday, 6-8 pm; 6541 Hollywood Blvd. #102, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.960.0224

Fishing with Dynamite
Chef David LeFevre will be offering his bowl of Gumbo to celebrate the occasion. The gumbo includes chicken, shrimp, linguisa, holy trinity, basmati rice & hot sauce ($9). Then finish off your meal with the Key Lime Pie ($7). 1148 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.893.6299

Blue Plate Oysterette
Enjoy a special Shrimp Po’ Boy for one day only. It’s made with cornmeal crusted shrimp on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, onion and cilantro aioli ($17). 8048 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.656.5474

By Whitney

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