STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Oysters â€” A Mardi Gras Tradition
Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? If you're transplanted Louisianan, there's a good chance that Fat Tuesday is party time for you and your friends.
One of the traditional foods of Mardi Gras is oysters. N... Posted on 3/7/11 at 8:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans police force famed for its crowd control prowess is getting help from state and federal authorities as the city hosts an estimated 150,000 Super Bowl fans while preparing for the raucous buildup to Mardi Gras, which also draws thousands to the historic French Quarter and its restaurants, bars and strip clubs.
Kevin McGill, Associated Press
, January 30, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Another jolt of Saints euphoria is on tap for New Orleans Tuesday when the Super Bowl champs board floats borrowed from Mardi Gras krewes for a victory parade through the grateful city.
The economic downturn couldn’t overshadow the Mardi Gras revelry Tuesday as partiers jostled for beads on parade routes and the French Quarter swelled with boozy fun and masked crowds.
Many revelers turned the tables on the recession, dressing in costumes riffing on bailouts, the stimulus package and busted budgets.
Grace Episcopal Church is holding a special celebration service at 11 a.m. Sunday to mark the last days before Lent begins. Special music will be offered, games for children are at 10 a.m. and a potluck dinner follows the service.
A person need not be Catholic to enjoy the onset of Lent, which begins Tuesday with a world-wide celebration known as “Fat Tuesday.” Mardi Gras takes on a party atmosphere and has throughout much of history.
Local Catholics celebrate at St. James Basilica but additional events take place as well. For many cultures it is a seasonal turning point meant to signal the end of winter and the promise of the joyous warmth of spring, or Easter.
, February 19, 2009
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