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Food & Drink

Our Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes

Twenty tasty ways to celebrate Carnival season

Southern Focus

A Glimpse at Courir de Mardi Gras

Get to know the Cajun tradition that starts with homemade costumes and ends with a big bowl of communal gumbo

Arts & Culture

Meet Mardi Gras’ Brand New Krewe

An all-female krewe brings Mardi Gras spirit to New Orleans East for the first time in thirty years

Anatomy of a Classic

How to Make Crawfish Étouffée

An Alabama chef with New Orleans roots shares his take on classic crawfish étouffée

Food & Drink

What Locals Serve at Mardi Gras

New Orleans insiders reveal what’s really on their tables—and bars—during Carnival

Drinks

Carnival Punch

Hosts in New Orleans serve this festive batch cocktail during parade watch parties

Drinks

Ojen Cocktail

A liqueur with Spanish roots makes for a favorite Mardi Gras drink

Food & Drink

Creole Jambalaya

A classic Louisiana recipe from the Brennan family of New Orleans

Drinks

Brennan’s Milk Punch

The morning sipper of choice in New Orleans, with your pick of bourbon or brandy

Drinks

Emeril Lagasse’s Cajun Bloody Mary

A super spicy kicked-up eye-opener

Arts & Culture

Mardi Gras Beyond New Orleans

While the Big Easy lays claim to the largest celebration, these five other Southern locales honor long-standing carnival traditions of their own

Food & Drink

Mail-Order King Cakes

A taste of Mardi Gras delivered

Southern Focus

A Dazzling Mardi Gras Spectacle

A New Orleans tradition—Mardi Gras Indians

Ask G&G

Herd Mentality

Hip livestock, crape MURDER, and NOLA outlaws

Food & Drink

Dirty Rice

Chef Isaac Toups dishes on a Cajun mainstay

Drinks

The Zombie: Classic Cocktail with a Southern Twist

This drink fueled the mid-twentieth-century tiki craze. But the original recipe was lost for decades—until a New Orleans cocktail historian decoded it

Anatomy of a Classic

Crawfish Boil Potato Salad

Potatoes, corn, and crawfish come together in one crowd-pleasing side

Bacon Popcorn Drizzled with Creole-Spiced Butter

Move over, movie-theater-style

City Guides

A King Cake Made of Biscuits

What’s not to love about a Louisiana baker’s new twist on tradition?

Ask G&G

Smoke Signals

Cigar gripes, oyster strife, and Mardi Gras tips