What is Mardi Gras? Translated from French, Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras is a carnival-like celebration that typically takes place before Ash Wednesday. The celebration of Mardi Gras was traditionally a way for people to celebrate before the Lenten season. People usually wear masks and costumes and enjoy foods from Cajun Louisiana. A traditional Mardi Gras dessert is King Cake. Local Baltimore bars and restaurants offer Mardi Gras parties and celebrations, including these great events.
Mardi Gras Festival 2015
Power Plant Live!
34 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-5483

Date: Feb. 14, 2015

Come celebrate at the Mardi Gras Festival 2015 at Power Plant Live! The Mardi Gras Festival 2015 will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Tickets are available for General Admission, General Admission Couples, VIP Admission and VIP Couple Admission. Known as Baltimore’s biggest Mardi Gras celebration, Mardi Gras Festival 2015 will bring the French Quarter to Baltimore. Live performances include Cirque-style aerialists, live zydeco music and a parade. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event runs from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Ethel’s Creole Kitchen
1615 Sulgrave Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 664-2971

Located in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Baltimore, Ethel’s Creole Kitchen is the place for “innovative Maryland Creole Cuisine.” Founded 20 years ago, Ethel’s Creole Kitchen has a blend of traditional dishes from the restaurant’s early days and cuisine inspired by New Orleans’ French Quarter. Start your Mardi Gras celebration with friends with a bowl of the award-winning authentic gumbo, which can be accompanied by andouille sausage and your choice of chicken, shrimp, seafood combination or crab. Main dishes include Mom’s Crab Cakes, Tucca Rockfish, NOLA Chicken and Spring Lamb.

Louisiana Restaurant
1708 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 327-2610

Louisiana Restaurant can accommodate small private parties of 25 or less, as well as larger events for 140 to 200 guests. Louisiana Restaurant is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests can choose from an array of mouthwatering entrees, including Creole mustard and pecan encrusted catfish, seared wasabi pea encrusted sea bass and slow cooked duck confit over pumpkin risotto.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
301 Light St., Suite 1405
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 244-0838

Inspired by the movie “Forrest Gump,” the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.’s Baltimore restaurant is located at the Inner Harbor. With “beautiful waterfront views,” guests can enjoy an array of Louisiana favorites, including Best Ever Popcorn Shrimp, Shrimper’s Net Catch, Shrimp Po’ Boy and Mama Blue’s Seafood Gumbo. Tasty desserts include The Hook, Line and Sinker Sampler, Alabama Brownie, Key Lime Pie and Mama’s Bread Pudding. And don’t forget about the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.’s happy hour where you can purchase Bubba’s Blue Hawaiian, Pomegranate Margarita or a Delta Sunset.

The Bayou
927 Pulaski Highway
U.S. Route 40
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
(410) 939-3565

The Bayou is a favorite local restaurant in Havre de Grace, Maryland’s City by the Bay. The Bayou was opened over 60 years ago. Guests can choose from three different rooms each decorated with decoys from well-known water fowl carvers. Appetizers include steamed mussels, coconut shrimp, seafood bisque and oyster stew. After the appetizer course, move on to Louisiana-inspired entrees featuring shrimp and oyster, coconut orange roughy, bourbon salmon and the fried oyster platter.

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