Mardi Gras is a holiday that's celebrated across the country, despite its Louisiana origins. Atlanta restaurants and bars host plenty of Mardi Gras parties, events and celebrations for those who want to celebrate locally.
On Tuesday, February 12, the restaurant will bring Louisiana to Atlanta with their version of Mardi Gras Madness, offering festive food, drinks and decor. Executive Chef and Owner Scott Serpas will serve a menu of traditional favorites from his hometown of New Orleans. The feast includes seafood gumbo; muffaletta; crawfish pie; red beans & rice; chicken & sausage jambalaya and traditional king cake. Cover charge is $10 per person and includes one hurricane, beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage. The evening will also feature all the fun Mardi Gras must-haves including live jazz music, beads, and masks.
The fifth annual Mardi Gras party at Parish promises live music and all-you-can-eat crawfish, New oOrleans sandwiches, pulled pork, oysters, red beans and rice, house made King Cake and all you can drink Sweetwater beer
. The outdoor party is $40 and lasts from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 9. Other food and beverage items will be available for purchase. On a personal note, I've been to this event and it was truly a great time!
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Of course, Atlanta's own Big Easy restaurant and bar, Front Page News
, will throw a kickin' Mardi Gras party. On February 12, Little Five Points will host a crawfish boil, with Abita Beer specials, gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etoufee and tunes from he Will Scruggs Band. Over at the Midtown location, the party rages on with more New Orleans dishes and live music from Squirrel Heads.
Copeland'sCopeland's Kennesaw and Cumberland locations will celebrate Fat Tuesday with live jazz, costumed patrons, beads and a new menu for the event. Entrees will include boiled shrimp and crawfish platters as well as Copeland’s traditional Cajun and creole dishes and drink specials, including New Orleans’ famous Hurricanes.
D.B.A. BarbecueD.B.A. Barbecue will host a week-long Mardi Gras celebration from February 7 - 12 with an Abita tap takeover, giveaways, beads, and live music . Diners will feast on special menu items including po' boys, 50-cent oysters on the half shell, and homemade gumbo.
RA Sushi will host "Mardi RA" on Tuesday, February 12, with decorations, food and drink specials, a costume contest and a DJ. Drink specials for Fat Tuesday will include hur“RA”canes and Southern Juleps. Themed food specials include the Spicy Chicken and Shishito Green Necklace and the Chili Shrimp Roll with spicy shrimp.