#8. Krewe of Orpheus

Krewe of Orpheus

Unfortunately, the end of this Mardi Gras season is drawing near, but there’s still plenty of time to party on! Tonight is the last of the super krewes, Orpheus, which rolls through at 6:00 PM. The parade begins at Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas and ends at the Convention Center.  To see the full route, click here!

A few fun facts about the Krewe of Orpheus per mardigrasneworleans.com:

  • It was founded in 1993, and takes its name from the musically-inclined son of Zeus and Calliope.
  • Its founding members included Harry Connick, both the junior and senior.
  • It was the first super krewe to allow both male and female riders
  • It has a number of notable floats, including: the “Dolly Trolley, the horse-drawn bus that was used in the opening of Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand, the Smoking Mary which is a six unit float that looks like a steam locomotive, a Trojan horse and the Orpheus Leviathan Float, which is a three unit, 139-foot float, and the first Carnival float to use extensive fiber optic lighting.”
  • It always features a celebrity appearance!



It has been a long several days and you may be a little worn out, so where do we recommend that you refuel? Sobou of course! Located at 310 Rue Chartres Street, Sobou specializes in “Louisiana Street Food Inspired Small Plates.” Specifically, we recommend their tantalizing shrimp salad, detailed below:

Caribbean Style Shrimp Salad | Cilantro, lime & coconut marinated shrimp, grilled avocados, baby greens and shaved Vidalia onions with Tabasco & Puerto Rican rum infused pineapple


The best part about Sobou, as with all the restaurants featured in this guide, is that they source locally! The entire Sobou menu can be found here, and they have an awesome happy hour too! As we approach Mardi Gras at the end of an amazing span of days, we hope you finish strongly. It’s the best time of the year, so enjoy it locally!


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