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Dining during Mardi Gras (and the days leading up to it)

sarahvagaca | Jan 11, 201212:34 AM

So, I'm here in NO for work and will be leaving right after Mardi Gras. I know it will be crazy here (I'm staying in the CBD), but I don't really know what to expect. Do most restaurants stay open? Will it be impossible to get uptown by car? I've read that it might even be tough to cross Canal Street depending on the parades. Speaking of, are the parades at night or during the day? If I want to revisit some of my faves (like Commander's) before I leave town (Fri-Tues), will lunch or dinner be easier to get to?

I realize this is a little all over the place, but I just want to get an idea of what will be possible during my last week in town. I will be posting a my-trip-so-far report soon! Thanks!

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