Mystic Krewe of Barkus
Today at 2pm is the Mystic Krewe of Barkus, which can only mean one thing: cute dogs in costumes are taking over the streets of the French Quarter! If you are a dog person, this is one parade you do not want to miss. The parade follows a loop, starting at N Rampart and St Ann and ending at N Rampart and Orleans. To see the full route, click here! To learn more about the parade and its history, click here.
La Divina Café e Gelateria
What’s better than watching a parade of adorable dogs in costumes? Watching a parade of adorable dogs in costumes while eating gelato! Where should you go to get it? La Divina Café e Gelateria. Located on 621 St. Peter Street, La Divina is the go-to artisanal gelato and sorbetto shop in the French Quarter. The store is adjacent to the parade’s midway point, close to the St. Louis Cathedral. La Divina prides itself in sourcing locally. According to its website, La Divina purchases locally, with 95% of its vendors being local, and uses seasonal, locally grown and responsibly farmed produce.
Pictured: Store sign and variety of flavors (Source)
So what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than enjoying gelato and watching hundreds of hilarious hounds having the hootenanny of their lives? We hope to see you out there, and as always, keep it local this Mardi Gras season!