#4. Krewe of Muses

The fourth edition in the 2017 Mardi Gras Drinking/Eating Locally Guide highlights the Krewe of Muses. Muses is consistently one of the most highly anticipated parades of Mardi Gras, ever since its inception in 2001. This year, Muses will sport over 1000 riders! You can catch Muses starting at 6:30 PM at the intersection of Magazine and Jefferson, or follow it down Magazine St. towards Napoleon, where it will fall in line behind Babylon and Chaos.

I would be remiss to exclude a section on the coveted ‘Muses shoe’. If you’re not sure what I am talking about…don’t worry! Below is an example of a past Muses throw:


Source: (http://kreweofmuses.org/shoes/)

As you can see, each Muses shoe is a unique piece of art. You’ll definitely want to get your shoe at Muses this year! But all that shoe-grabbing can get tiring…


So grab some food at Slice Pizzeria at 5538 Magazine St.! Look familiar? We featured their St Charles location in our first post! But good news, they have two locations! Slice offers eat in and take out, so whether you’re in a rush or looking for a cool spot to relax, this is a great place to check out before, during, or after Muses. Catch the happy hour from 3-7PM and enjoy specials ranging from half priced muscles to bottle & pie deals. Obviously the food, drink and value is great with Slice, but the best part about Slice…is it’s locally sourced SHRIMP PO BOY! Featured in this guide already, there’s no better way to fuel up for an arduous night of bead catching and float following than with Slice’s Shrimp Po Boy. Did we mention, this Slice location carries OLD NEW ORLEANS RUM! Swing on by later and find out why Slice Pizzeria is our recommendation for eating locally at Muses!


Another great spot to secure some sustenance tonight is at FARE Food Apothecary. As their Facebook page indicates: “FARE is an apothecary-inspired shop selling baked goods, custom cakes, snack & groceries that are both Paleo & delicious! Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free”. So if you’re on a restricted diet or looking for a quick, tasty, healthy and, most important, LOCALLY SOURCED, meal, this is the place to go!

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