Mardi Gras & Cajun Food

It’s that time of year… Mardi Gras! This New Orleans celebration and tradition is the French saying for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the “Lenten” season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

This year it lands on Tuesday, March 4. So where OTP are some cajun restaurants to over-indulge with the tasty flavors of New Orleans?  Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth is always a sure bet for Cajun food.  Let us know your thoughts on these others listed below…

There has been a lot of chatter on Ball Ground’s newest Les Bon Temps Louisiana Kitchen at 248 Gilmer Ferry Road. They have live crawfish for tomorrow!

Adeles Authentic Cajun on Holcomb Bridge in Roswell will be celebrating with their tasty po boys.  Read about the chef and check out their Cajun dictionary on their About Us page.  Roux on Canton considers themselves the “cheers” in Roswell with their large selection of draft beers and their southern-style restaurant with Cajun influences.

Smyrna is home to a few Cajun restaurants, but On the Bayou is the one getting the latest buzz. Check out their red beans and rice or their crawfish boils. They also have king cakes starting at $8.95.

If you are in Marietta, and you want to bring some food home for the evening, run into the Cajun Meat Company on Roswell Road. For years, we got our holiday Turducken there (a turkey de-boned and stuffed with sausage stuffed with a de-boned duck with sausage stuffed with a de-boned chicken with cornbread). You just have to taste it!

Don’t forget about the King Cakes! We have featured french restaurant Douceur de France that has two locations for you to get your Mardi Gras cake. And you can’t go wrong with Dutch Monkey Donuts version of King Cake either!

Happy Mardi Gras!