Mardi Gras Fun All Around

Catahoula | House-made boudin

This Mardi Gras marks the 10th anniversary of the South Street Mardi Gras riots. Here are some worthwhile events that shouldn’t devolve into mayhem.

Catahoula – The Front Street Louisiana spot will be offering special dishes like crawfish croquettes, house-made boudin with pork confit, and Sweet D’s Louisiana chocolate mud cake topped with bourbon icing.There will also be an Abita tap takeover and Hurricane carafe specials.

Chris’ Jazz Cafe – $25 gets you all-you-can-eat crawfish throughout the day and night. There will also be $5 gumbo, Sazeracs and Hurricanes plus $3 beers from Louisiana brewer, Abita. At 6:45 p.m., the Nawlins’-inspired Hoppin’ John Orchestra will march down Broad Street, Bourbon Street style, proceeding down Sansom and onto Chris’ stage for a swinging 7 p.m. concert. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Daddy Mims – The Phoenixville Creole restaurant is offering a special $50 dinner of Louisiana favorites. Proceeds benefit Yes We Can.

Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. – Complimentary passed hor d’oeuvres from 5 to 8pm and $9 New Orleans inspired cocktails.

Khyber Pass Pub – Abita Mardi Gras Bock on draft, Hurricanes & Pirate’s Punch to drink plus beads, throws, giveaways and music by DJ Kyle Miller.

Rum Bar – Drink specials begin at 4pm and include $2 Brugal & Cokes. Rum Bar also offers a two-hour select Open Bar for only $10 that is good for any two-hour window. There will also be Cajun specials on the menu including Jambalaya, Gumbo and Shrimp Po-Boys.

Victory Brewing Co. – The Downingtown brew pub is offering a five-course dinner with beer pairings for $50. The Victory Jazz Band will be providing the live entertainment.