Omnivore - Mardi Gras events...food, drinks, and more

Here's a briefing on activities going on for Mardi Gras.

FRONT PAGE NEWS—Little Five Points celebrates Fat Tuesdays with its 2nd Annual Music and Food Festival on Feb. 21. There will be five bands performing and New Orleans-style food and drink. The headliner is Kingsized, featured foods are Jambalaya, Crawfish and beans and rice and drinks of choice are SoCo Hurricanes and Abita Amber beer.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the gate (which open at 2 p.m.). 351 A Moreland Ave. 404-475-7777 go to www.L5PMardiGras.com for more information.

KOZMO GASTRO PUB—From Grand Opening to Mardi Gras, this pub is celebrating with King Cake and Kozmopolitans on Feb. 21. 11890 Douglas Road, Ste. 105. 678-526-6094. www.kozmogastropub.com

MARLOW’S TAVERN—Saturday, Feb. 21, the Vinings location is having a Ball for Mardi Gras. There will be festive food including shrimp etouffee, jambalaya and more. There will also be Southern Comfort drink and hurricanes to wet the palatte. To top it off, New Orleans-style jazz and funk will set the mood from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Ste. 10. 770-432-2526 www.marlowstavern.com

PARISH—On Sat. Feb 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Orleans food and music. For a cost of $35 in advance and $40 at the door, folks can munch on as much crawfish and oysters they can stand; drink as much as they want; all while listening to Charlie Wooten's Zydefunk. This music mixes washboard and accordion sounds with blues and jazz. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank. For more information and reservations call 404-681-4434. 240 North Highland Ave. www.PARISHatl.com

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN—Cooking up a hurricane with the “Taste of the Low Country.” New Orleans-style food will be on the menu from Feb. 25-March 7. Choices range from buttermilk fried oysters, to grilled marinated quail with sweet potato fries. Call for reservations at either locations: 1144 Crescent Avenue; 404-873-7358, or 1675 Cumberland Parkway; 770-435-0700. www.southcitykitchen.com



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