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WarEagle 01-20-2010 09:47 AM

Mardi Gras Party Questions
 
Hey Guys,
I'm a former New Orleans native and I live in Virginia now. I was thinking of throwing a Mardi Gras party to introduce folks up here to New Orleans culture. I'll probably mix up a pot of jambalaya and maybe some red beans and rice and give away some beads. Of course the drinks will flow freely. Now a couple of questions:

1. If I order a king cake, what are some good places to order from?

2. I was thinking it would be cool to show a mardi gras parade on my tv during the party. I know there are some sites where you can stream the parades live and I could hook my laptop up to my tv, but the problem is that I don't think any parades will be happening at night (either Fat Tuesday itself or the Saturday before). I looked at a parade schedule online and the latest ones were starting at 5:30 (which is 4:30 Eastern). The party will probably start at 7:00 or 8:00 Eastern.

3. Any other suggestions?

Thanks!

skymike 01-20-2010 03:59 PM

Re: Mardi Gras Party Questions
 
I cant help with the King Cake, but I can tell you NOLA.com streams Parades & parties.

breesfan27 01-20-2010 04:32 PM

Re: Mardi Gras Party Questions
 
My sister and brother-in-law order their king cakes from Haydel's Bakery. She says they are the best.

Haydel's Bakery

Deadwood has their version of Mardi Gras, so we go up there every year. Not nearly as exciting as the real thing, but when you live in South Dakota, you don't have many options.

strato 01-21-2010 01:23 AM

Re: Mardi Gras Party Questions
 
Mamou is the best one ive ever been to..Believe it or not Galveston Tx has a good one..lol..We opened for Blues Travler in 05 and that place was rockin..lots of bikers ..

skymike 01-21-2010 06:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by strato (Post 195724)
Mamou is the best one ive ever been to.....

My good friend from childhood was born there, and I've always wanted to go. The costumes are even scarier than regular ones. And they chase chickens... cmon. where else can you do that?

jphebert_24 01-21-2010 08:21 AM

Re: Mardi Gras Party Questions
 
Meche's King Cakes are the best!!!

Lafayette, La

WarEagle 01-21-2010 10:02 AM

Re: Mardi Gras Party Questions
 
Thanks guys! Will be nice to get some New Orleans flavor up here!


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