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Mardi Gras

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

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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?

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Smoke Signals

Cigar gripes, oyster strife, and Mardi Gras tips

Drinks

Easy, Slushy Frozen Cocktails

A New Orleans bartender shares recipes for cocktails you can freeze in plastic bags and take just about anywhere

Recipes

Lucy’s Signature Summer Seafood Gumbo

Summer gumbo from Gulf Coast restaurant impresario Lucy “LuLu” Buffett’s new cookbook

Food & Drink

Blue Crab Beignets

Two beloved New Orleans foods come together in one knockout party bite

Drinks

The Commander’s Palace Bloody Mary

This bloody good drink is one of nearly 60 recipes in a new book about the South’s favorite brunch cocktail