Mardi Gras 2015: 40-plus places to eat and drink along the Uptown parade routes

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Todd A. Price, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Todd A. Price, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune MardiGras.com
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on February 05, 2015 at 9:50 AM, updated February 11, 2015 at 5:09 PM


KEY: Black = grocery store; Green = bars and restaurants; Yellow = food trucks

You'll need fuel to leap for beads during this season's Mardi Gras parades. To help you get the necessary food and drink while out on the route, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune has created a list of our favorite bars, restaurants and grocery stores along the Uptown parade route.

FOOD AND DRINK ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE

MAGAZINE ST. from JEFFERSON AVE. to NAPOLEON AVE.
(Note: Not all parades start this far Uptown.)

Whole Foods Market
5600 Magazine St.
Full grocery story with wide selection of craft beer.

Guy's Po-Boys
5259 Magazine St.
Po-boys and french fries. Try the catfish.

Tee-Eva's
5201 Magazine St.
Pralines, mini-pies, jambalaya and more.

Henry's Uptown Bar
5101 Magazine St.
Classic New Orleans neighborhood dive.

Pizza Domenica
4933 Magazine St.
Pizza-focused offshoot of Alon Shaya and John Besh's celebrated Italian restaurant Domenica. Dining room open as normal. To-go cheese or pepperoni pizza ($10) and draft beer ($5) also available.

McClure's Barbecue
4800 Magazine St.
Slow-smoked barbecue along with local specialties like jambalaya and red beans.

Le Bon Temps Roule
4801 Magazine St.
24-hour bar with pool tables.

Del Fuego Taqueria
4518 Magazine St.
Tacos on freshly made tortillas and plenty of tequila drinks.

SukhoThai
4519 Magazine St.
Tradition Thai cuisine with a special grab-and-go menu for parade watchers.


NAPOLEON AVE. from MAGAZINE ST. to ST. CHARLES AVE.

Rouses Market
4500 Tchoupitoulas St.
Full grocery store with a deli and wide selection of beer and liquor.

Ms. Mae's The Club
4336 Magazine St.
A dive known for the cheapest drinks in town.

Saigon Slim's
4336 Magazine St.
Vietnamese banh mi truck that will park outside Ms. Mae's.

Zara's Little Giant Supermarket
4838 Prytania St.
Small grocery with beer and po-boys.

Milan Lounge
1312 Milan St.
Neighborhood bar known for Jello shots during Mardi Gras.

ST. CHARLES AVE. from NAPOLEON AVE. to LOUISIANA AVE.

Superior Seafood
4338 St. Charles Ave.
At this seafood specialist, limited reservations are available for tables and balcony passes at this seafood specialist. Drinks and boiled crawfish sold to-go. Bathrooms only for customers, including those purchasing to-go drinks.

Fat Harry's
4330 St. Charles Ave.
Classic Uptown bar with burgers and other pub fare.

Cleaver & Co.
3917 Baronne St.
The Mosquito Supper Club takes over this butcher shop to offer breakfasts and lunches of traditional Cajun dishes like shrimp boulettes, crab cakes and oyster soup.

Martin Wine Cellar
3827 Baronne St.
Large liquor and wine store with sandwiches and a full gourmet deli.

La Cocinita
Uptown side of General Taylor Street and river side of St. Charles Avenue
Food truck with Latin American street food.

Columns Hotel Bar
3811 St. Charles Ave.
Access to the Victorian Lounge and bathrooms at historic hotel require a $10 wrist band. Cash bar outside is available for the masses. 

The Delachaise
3442 St. Charles Ave.
Fashionable wine bar with excellent menu of small plates. Cover required during some parades. 

Aline Street Beer Garden
1515 Aline St.
German-themed pub.

Crepes a la Cart
Uptown side of Lousiana Avenue and river side of St. Charles Avenue
Food truck with sweet and savory crepes.

La Cocinita
Downtown side of Louisiana Avenue and river side of St. Charles Avenue
Food truck with Latin American street food.

Fresh Market
3338 St. Charles Ave.
Full grocery store.

ST. CHARLES AVE. from LOUISIANA AVE. to LEE CIRCLE

The Grocery
2854 St. Charles Ave.
Po-boys and pressed sandwiches.

Bayou Bar
2031 St. Charles Ave.
Classic hotel bar at the Pontchartrain Hotel. In 1966, contracts were signed here that created the New Orleans Saints.

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
ATT parking lot at corner of St. Charles Avenue and St. Mary Street
Food truck of popular local chain with slices and salads.
(NOTE: Only on Feb. 13, 15-16)

Avenue Pub
1732 St. Charles Ave.
The city's best beer bar will turn over its taps to low-alcohol sippers during Carnival. Bathroom access require food or drink purchase.

Krewe du Brew
1610 St. Charles Ave.
Locally owned coffee shop with sandwiches.

Tacos & Beer
1622 St. Charles Ave.
Traditional Mexican taqueria.

Irish House
1432 St. Charles Ave.
For a small fee, revelers gain access to this spacious Irish pub and restaurant. Buffet and grandstand seats available for an additional charge. Cost varies by parade.

Slice Pizzeria
1514 St. Charles Ave.
New York-style pizza by the slice.

Popeyes Fried Chicken
1243 St. Charles Ave.
The national chain began in New Orleans

Dolce Vita Wood Fired Pizza
1205 St. Charles Ave.
Creative and classic wood oven cooked pizzas.

ST. CHARLES AVE. from LEE CIRCLE to CANAL ST.

Tivoli & Lee
2 Lee Circle
Hotel restaurant with a whiskey focused bar. From Feb. 12 through Fat Tuesday will offer special menu of New Orleans dishes like barbecue chicken po-boys, jambalaya and red beans.

Bellocq
936 St. Charles Ave.
The Warehouse District offshoot of the cocktail bar Cure will offer a special "to-go" shot and beer menu during Carnival.

Cocoa and Cream
Uptown and lake side of St. Joseph Street off St. Charles Avenue
Food truck with New Orleans-style party food.

Crescent City Eats
On Julia Street (downtown and river side) off St. Charles Avenue
Food truck with classic New Orleans cooking.

Rouses Market
701 Baronne St.
Full grocery with large beer and liquor selection.

Carmo
527 Julia St.
Vegetarian and vegan friendly tropical cuisine. Special to-go menu during parades.

Herbsaint
701 St. Charles Ave.
Donald Link's urbane bistro erects viewing stands for the parades. Access is free for diners the first weekend. Starting Feb. 12, stand access with dinner costs $35-$50. Closed Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras.

Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
715 St. Charles Ave.
Upscale classic American Italian. Closed for private events from Feb. 13 through Fat Tuesday.

Capdeville
520 Capdeville St.
Hip gastropub with gourmet burgers, fries and other bar food.

Diva Dawg
Uptown and river side of Gravier Street off St. Charles Avenue
Food truck with creative hot dogs.

The Holy Grill
Elk Street uptown of Canal Street
Food truck with Middle Eastern fare with a twist.

Did we miss your favorite parade route spot for sustenance and cocktails? Let us know in the comment section below.

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