Morning Reads for Mardi Gras 2016!

Happy Mardi Gras! If you’re the kind of person who enjoys being happy (not all of us are; that’s okay), keep an ear tuned to WWOZ today. Here are a few places you might want to eat today:

Who else should be on this list? Bonus points if they import Leidenheimer’s bread and only use Camellias for their red beans.

Now, for those of you who are muttering to yourself about how this is supposed to be a political site, here are the (mostly political) Reads:

Speaking of, what are you giving up for Lent? Share in the comments.

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xdog

Professor Longhair goes to the Mardi Gras.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I like Hugo’s in Roswell, but much prefer Adele’s. https://www.adelescajun.com/

If you are ever on Canton Street in Roswell looking for a good place for dinner, Adele’s won’t disappoint. The Pasta Adele and seafood gumbo are probably the two best things on the menu.

George Chidi
George Chidi

Papadeaux’s on Jimmy Carter Boulevard near 1-85 is amazing.

Calypso
Calypso

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Charlie
Charlie

The one I forgot to include among my submissions last evening is McKinnons. I think it is “the” original cajun restaurant in Atlanta: http://mckinnons.com/ That said, I ate at Henry’s in Acworth for the first time last week. It was everything I have dreamed of, and have dreamed about the appetizers alone twice since. Obi’s sister and I have dined together at Gumbeaux several times, and I’ve been going there off and on about 20 years. AJ’s is a neighborhood staple for me. The Big Easy is a good spot when in the greater Westside Atlanta area. And On the… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

My La Bouche Creole cookbook is a bit soiled. My favorite is the shrimp creole but many find it too “seasoned”. Creole started as Cajun (French Canadian food) but when the Spanish, African, Indian and Southern influences got throwing whatever fish, shrimp, oysters, meat, veggies and spices they had in a pot they had Creole, the best food New Orleans and Spanish Florida had to offer.