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Evening Mardi Gras Parades and Dinner???

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Evening Mardi Gras Parades and Dinner???

We will be in the Crescent City on February 5th through the 8th for our fourth visit but first Mardi Gras. We are really looking forward to Mardi Gras. We plan to attend the Uptown Parades which begin generally around six.

What do you MG vets recommend, an early supper and a bite later or??? With the parades kicking off about six and going until what, nine, a light meal before and after seems to make sense.

We are staying at the Hotel Provincial. Our plan is to take the River street car to Poydras station then watch the parades on Poydras and Tchoupitoulas.

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1. Re: Evening Mardi Gras Parades and Dinner???

Take a look at www.nomenu.com for good rec. on uptown, FQ, CBD etc.

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2. Re: Evening Mardi Gras Parades and Dinner???

Depending on the route, you need to add 2-3 hours to the start time to find out when the parades will arrive at that location, which is at the end of the route. So you will have plenty of time for an early dinner before the parades. Lots of places to eat in that area.

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3. Re: Evening Mardi Gras Parades and Dinner???

Thank you, this would give us time for dinner then the parade.

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4. Re: Evening Mardi Gras Parades and Dinner???

Tchoupitoulas between Gravier and Poydras is my favorite place to watch the parades that use that route, as do most of the Thursday (except Babylon) and Friday parades. The Wednesday parades, which I have never seen, end at Poydras and Tchoupitoulas, meaning you"ll probably want to watch from somewhere on Poydras between St. Charles and Magazine,

Regarding the Riverfront streetcar, it passes about every 15-20 minutes until around 6 PM when it thereafter passes about every 30-40 minutes; it does not run the precise published schedule. The parades won't be getting close to the end of their routes (Poydras and Tchoupitoulas) until after 8 PM, probably about 8:30. Although it's a bit of a hike, Poydras/Tchoupitoulas is walkable from Provincial. I'd make 6:15-6:30 reservations (if the restaurant takes reservations) at a restaurant kind along the way, such as Muriel's, SoBou, Mr. B's Bistro, K-Paul's, Red Gravy (if open that night), Bon Ton Cafe, Pelican Club, Napoleon House, or Stanley.

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