After a weekend of hitting the parades, Lundi Gras is the day for a little recharge before the main attraction on Tuesday. Whether grabbing a bite en route to a parade or looking for a more traditional dining experience, there are plenty of options.
Options include everything from fancy fried chicken on-the-go to a white tablecloth brunch. Here are some top picks for Merry Monday.
Press St. Station: Lundi Gras is no exception to the rule that Mondays are for red beans and rice in New Orleans. Red beans ambassador Pableaux Johnson brings his famous red beans and rice to Press Street Station on Monday for revelers in the Bywater and Marigny for the Red Beans parade.
Broussard’s: For the ultimate, decadent recharge, treat yo’self to a boozy brunch at Broussard’s. Stick with traditional offerings like turtle soup au sherry or go nuts and order the rich man’s po-boy.
Kenton’s: This place keeps to-go food classy, ya’ll. Grab fried chicken with buttermilk dressing and hot sauce and barrel-aged sazeracs on the way to the parades at this Magazine Street hot spot.
Arnaud’s: Typically only open for dinner, Arnaud’s is serving lunch on Lundi Gras. Before sitting down, sip a Carnival Cocktail (Hennessy, Dubonnet, Angostura Bitters, wine syrup, and lemon sherbet) at the French 75 Bar. After lunch, head upstairs and visit the restaurant’s Mardi Gras museum.
Angeline: The Redneck Lundi Gras Brunch at Angeline will feature delicacies like fried pickles, beef cheek sloppy joes and — wait for it — slutty brownies. Let’s just leave it at that.