Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in the Neighborhood

Can’t make it to New Orleans? Make reservations now to celebrate Mardi Gras nearby.  There are two gourmet restaurants in our neck of the woods offering Louisiana food reminiscent of dining in the French Quarter of New Orleans. But they will sell out quickly, so if you are interested, you’d better make reservations fast!

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Henry’s Louisiana Grill

Located in downtown Acworth, Henry’s Louisiana Grill will host a special event for Mardi Gras on March 4th from 9:00 pm – midnight offering drink specials, King cakes and costume contests. Blair Crimmons and the Hookers will play starting at 9:00pm. There will be a $10 cover charge.

Address:
4835 N. Main Street
Acworth, Georgia 30101

Phone:
770-966-1515

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Gabe’s Downtown

Located in downtown Villa Rica, this classic Louisiana Bistro with a casual atmosphere is owned by two Louisiana natives. Their menu is reminiscent of several areas in Louisiana including New Orleans offering seafood and French entrees that will make you feel like you’ve relocated, if only for a meal.

Address:
104 West Montgomery Street 
Villa Rica, GA 30180

Phone:
770-456-6026

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Thinking of hosting your Mardi Gras party?

Sometimes it is important to understand an event such as Mardi Gras before you begin to put the pieces of the event together. This information can help with the planning process. While we all associate purple, green and gold with Mardi Gras, a small bit of trivia would be that this “Symbolism of Colors” is a doctrine reaffirmed in 1892 by Rec, the King of Carnival, who assigned a meaning to each color. Purple represents justice, green stands for faith, and gold signifies power. Since these colors are so indoctrinated in the Mardi Gras history, they should be incorporated into invitations and decor. 

Beads are part of the history of Mardi Gras, so they should be included in your event, even if it is formal. You can use them as part of your decor. King Cake can be an integral part of your party planning, as tradition dictates that the person who finds the hidden item in the cake must either buy the cake or host the party. This is a great way to start a tradition amongst your group of friends and neighbors.

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