LA’s Cajun and Creole cuisines hardly need help in the popularity department. Whether a butter-filled gooey mac and cheese, flavorful steam from a seafood boil, or signature jambalayas, gumbos, fried chicken, and smothered meats stewed to deliciousness — these dishes aim to please any time of year.
That said, Fat Tuesday is the official kickoff for Mardi Gras, so it feels extra special ordering from a local Cajun or Creole spot this time of year. There’s dishes for everyone, too, from lobster mac and cheese to plant-based options from one of LA’s oldest restaurants, here are 11 places to catch the Mardi Gras spirit throughout Southern California. These restaurants are listed from north to south.Read More