Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Mardi Gras — the annual celebration in February filled with costumes, beads, and revelry before Ash Wednesday and “Fat Tuesday” is an appropriate name for this day simply for all the delicious food you can take in before Lent! If you’re looking for some traditional dishes for your own Mardi Gras plans, look no further than these local spots and “let the good times roll!”


For the traditional Louisiana sandwich stuffed with tasty fried seafood, these local restaurants are offering up many choices for you —
Gerst Haus will have oyster po’boys
Bud’s Rockin’ Country Bar & Grill has shrimp and oyster offerings
• At Lamasco’s Bar and Grill you can choose from shrimp, catfish, oyster, gator, or hot crawfish
Catfish Willy’s Seafood and Crab Shack piles up fish, oyster, clam, gator, and shrimp
• Hit up Stockwell Inn for oyster, shrimp, and Cajun catfish po’boys
Knob Hill has oyster, gator, and shrimp choices for diners
• Henderson, Kentucky, residents can get their shrimp po’boy fix with Hometown Roots or shrimp and fish choices from Metzger’s Tavern


During the current chilly days, a warm bowl of this rice dish filled with meat and vegetables will certainly hit the spot!
Zaps Tavern has jambalaya on their menu, along with gumbo and red beans and rice
Mojo’s BoneYard Sports Bar & Grille is dishing up the dish along with etouffee
• You can snag some jambalaya at Deerhead Sidewalk Café & Bar as well
New Frontier Restaurant and Bar offers up the rice-based delight on their Mardi Gras menu
Chaser’s Bar & Grill also has jambalaya with their seafood boils, oysters, and more

King Cake

Don’t forget to finish off your Mardi Gras meal with one of the biggest traditions — a king cake! Today through Fat Tuesday, Great Harvest Bread Co. & Café has these tasty frosted baked good for purchase!

Photos provided by Zaps, Lamasco’s, Chaser’s, and Great Harvest.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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