Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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A Family Affair
Between ParadesPlease, do not go to New Orleans just for the parades. Visit the Mardi Gras World studios to see how the floats are made, or take a cruise down the Mississippi River aboard the steam-powered Natchez riverboat. And by all means, eat yourself silly, starting with beignets at Café du Monde (take them up to the riverside MoonWalk to enjoy the view). Also, pack a muffaletta sandwich from Central Grocery for lunch, and order up anything from the Gumbo Shop for dinner (try the crawfish étouffée). And for a special treat, partake of the groan-inducing Jazz Brunch buffet at The Court of Two Sisters.
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