This should go without saying, but Carnival season is a time for the whole family to experience the very best free party in the world, not to mention collect some cool throws, see some iconic and impressive float artwork and architecture, and just have a blast.
Live, local music
The local music listings here are scoured over like the Rosetta Stone each week, mostly for which homegrown acts are ripping it up on which nights. Sure we like national artists rolling through, too, but we truly adore the talent we grew and continue to grow here.
Getting elbow deep in crawfish
And this is meant literally. One does not eat mudbugs daintily, or with any hesitation. They are to be consumed fast and dirty. If you don’t have spicy craw-juice up your arms, on your face, and splattered on your clothing at a backyard boil, you’re doing it wrong.
Putting seafood on top of other seafood
There’s a silent dictate in New Orleans that, in a restaurant, you can’t just order a simple plate of fish. Nope, that fish has to be drowning in butter and topped with crawfish etouffee, jumbo lump crabmeat, or similar fare.