FOGGY BOTTOM: Bayou's 6th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration - Tuesday February 9

Bayou Mardi Gras 2016
6th Annual Fat Tuesday Celebration offers Live Music, All-You-Can-Eat Buffet 

Get ready to earn your beads. Bayou, Washington’s highly-acclaimed New Orleans style restaurant, is gearing up for its Sixth Annual Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The celebration begins at 11am and will continue late into the night. Chef Rusty Holman and team are looking forward to offering guests an authentic taste of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras in the heart of Washington, D.C. 

Festivities begin at 11am on Fat Tuesday, featuring food and drink specials of New Orleans favorites such as jambalaya, assorted po’ boys, hurricanes, and much more. Live music kicks off on the restaurant’s enclosed and heated front patio with the Capitol Hillbillies, performing from 11am to 3pm. From 5pm to 9pm, Bayou will offer an all-you-can-eat buffet for $30 per person, featuring a wide assortment of Chef Rusty’s famed Cajun cuisine. Drink specials include $6 Hurricanes, $6 Grenades, and Abita’s Mardi Gras Bock and Purple Haze brews on tap for $5.

Masks, beads, doubloons, and other “lagniappe” will fly through the air as the New Orleans-style live music continues late into the evening. Bands include Zach Smith & The Dixie Power Trio, as well as The Fritz. Door prizes and giveaways will also be offered, courtesy of Abita.
For those who are hosting their own Mardi Gras celebrations, Bayou offers full-service catering, including delivery and setup. Dishes such as fried green tomatoes, jambalaya, shrimp and grits, and other favorites are sure to please.

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Guests and catering customers can follow @bayoudc on Instagram and use the hashtag #bayoudcmardigras to post photos of the event and catering orders. The best photos of the event and catering orders will win a $100 gift card to Bayou!