Krewe of Morpheus
FINALLY, Friday afternoon approaches which means Mardi Gras break truly begins! As classes end and weekends begin, parents, students, and the rest of the New Orleans community can now fully enjoy the Mardi Gras season! The fifth entry in our Mardi Gras guide features the Krewe of Morpheus! Named after the Greek god of dreams, this parade is essential to having an amazing Friday night. Starting at 7pm at the intersection of Jefferson and Magazine St, this parade makes it way down Magazine, turns left on Napoleon St until it reaches St. Charles, then it heads right on St Charles, passes Lee Circle, and ends downtown at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and Poydras St (Near our old friend, Harrah’s). To see the full route, click here.
Pictured: Previous Morpheus parade (Source)
Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar
So, how do you keep it local this Morpheus? Check out our go-to spot, Café Adelaide. Located on 300 Poydras St, this café boasts a delicious dinner menu, not to mention an awesome happy hour (3pm to 6pm) too! Also did we mention that this place is SUPER COOL LOOKING? Full of pop art and bright colors, it’s the perfect environment for good vibes and the youthful minded. With all these options, you may be asking yourself: “what’s our recommendation?”
Pictured: interior of Café Adelaide (Source)
It’s simple. Ask for the Smoked Redfish Salad that consists of “chilled & grilled over red onions, cucumbers, shaved radish, fennel & mirliton with tender greens, lemon Creole cream cheese, basil vinaigrette and Gulf shrimp ‘firecrackers.'” So what are you waiting for? It’s locally sourced, healthy, and perfect for a pre/post parade meal.
As always, keep it local this Mardi Gras Season and look out for brands such as Old New Orleans Rum, anything from Donner-Peltier (such as Oryza, Rougaroux, and LA1), Cathead Vodka, and Crescent Vodka! It’s the best time of the year, enjoy it locally!