Posted 06 February 2004 - 01:16 AM
Note the bottom parade Spanishtown parade...I've been many times, it's great fun
but as any Mardi Gras..people in South La. have a lot of fun and it's one big party,
so be prepared.
Sorry I can't help you with dinning downtown, although it's really not a large city and easy to get around by cab or car...I recommend for a really nice dinner, Jubans, they offer duck, fish, beef, lamb,veal,venison. Go to www.jubans.com
to see the menu. They also offer a decent wine list.
As for as nice seafood and where most of the locals go, Mike Anderson's. You can also find web www.mikeandersons.com to see menu.
Although I tend to go back to my favorite ones...there are many more new great suggestions with many new places, I'm sure. Onething is for sure the ones that I've mentioned have been around for a long time and still going strong.
Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant opened in 1975 as Collegetown Seafood near the gates of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The invention of Mike Anderson, a former All-American football player at L.S.U. who had never worked in a restaurant before, Collegetown Seafood started out as a po-boy shop and seafood market. Slowly, the business grew and seafood gumbo and fried seafood were added to the menu. The original location was packed with customers and, in 1982, the business moved to 1031 West Lee Drive in Baton Rouge, opening as Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant
A really fun venue is The Chimes, it's located next to the univ...they have really nice gumbo's, chicken wings, boiled shrimp and much more...great food, great beer, nothing fancy. This places has many professors, college students and a mix of locals not all young, young at heart 40ish. Next door to the chimes great bands at the Varsity can be heard, it's always a fun time. Depending on who would be playing of course the crowds are not all students, many locals go as well, age varies to who is playing and sometimes not.
Enjoy Mardi Gras and if should have any cakes....watch out for the baby, or you will buy the next one!
These are the schedules for Baton Rouge Mardi Gras 2004.
This is the schedule for the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras 2004 parades schedules and routes. Mardi Gras 2004 in Baton Rouge continues through Mardi Gras day on Tuesday February 24, 2004. Visit Louisiana in 2004!
This is located at www.cajunradio.org/batonrougemardigras.html You might also like Clarence's New Orleans Mardi Gras schedule 2004.
Listen to Clarence's Baton Rouge Cajun and Zydeco Radio program KBRH AM 1260 every Sunday from 12 Noon - 2pm.
The Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parades are the Krewe of Artemis, Krewe Mystique de la Capitale, Krewe of Orion, Mystic Krewe of Mutts, Krewe Of Jupiter, Krewe of Southdowns and the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade.
Saturday Jan 31, 2004 The Baton Rouge Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball is open to the public.
It will be held on Saturday January 31, 2004 at 7pm at the Centroplex in downtown Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25 - $30 per person. A reserved table is available with the purchase of 10 tickets. For reservations, go to www.spanishtownmardigras.com
Fri Feb 13, 2004 at 7pm - The Baton Rouge Krewe of Artemis parade
Sat Feb. 14, 2004 at 2pm The Baton Rouge Krewe Mystique de la Capitale parade
Sat Feb. 14, 2004 at 7pm The Baton Rouge Krewe of Orion parade
Sun Feb. 15, 2004 at 1pm The Baton Rouge Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade
Sun Feb. 15, 2004 at 6pm The Baton Rouge Krewe Of Jupiter parade
Fri Feb. 20, 2004 at 7pm The Baton Rouge Krewe of Southdowns parade
Sat Feb. 21, 2004 at noon The Baton Rouge Spanish Town Parade
I have a list of the top 40 Mardi Gras songs and music at www.cajunradio.org/top40mardigras.html
ADDITIONAL MARDI GRAS PARADE INFO BELOW 2004 MARDI GRAS MAMBO
2004 Downtown Mardi Gras Parades
MYSTIC KREWE OF MUTTS KREWE OF JUPITER KREWE OF ARTEMIS KREWE OF ORION KREWE MYSTIQUE de la CAPITALE SPANISH TOWN NEXTEL MARDI GRAS MAMBO 10K
KREWE OF ARTEMIS Friday, February 13th 7 p.m.
KREWE OF ARTEMIS PARADE ROUTE
This is Baton Rouge's First All-Female Mardi Gras parading Krewe. The krewe features a full length New Orleans style night parade in downtown Baton Rouge. The krewe has been planning a great parade for over a year that will reflect the flavor of Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge. The parade will include 15+ floats, local marching bands, dance groups and much, much, more... Parade begins at gravel parking lot on River Road. Artemis 2nd Annual After Parade Party will be on February 13th, immediately after the parade. The event will be held at the Sheraton's Atrium. Contact: Kathy Farber @ 387-0388, JoAnne Harvey @ 293-1266 or visit: kreweofartemis.com.
KREWE MYSTIQUE de la CAPITALE Saturday, February 14th 2 p.m. KREWE MYSTIQUE PARADE ROUTE
Krewe Mystique will be celebrating it’s 28th year of parading here in Baton Rouge. We invite you to join us. There will be plenty of floats, throws, bands and marching units to enjoy on Saturday, February 14th at 2 p.m. Contact Person: Jim Champagne @ 925-6991 or visit: www.krewemystique.com
KREWE of JUPITER Sunday, February 15th 6 p.m.
Krewe of Jupiter Parade Route
The Krewe of Jupiter, Baton Rouge's fastest growing CO-ED Mardi Gras Krewe, is proud to announce it's inaugural parade scheduled for Sunday, February 15th at 6 p.m. The Krewe of Jupiter will roll 16-18 floats through downtown Baton Rouge with each telling the rich history of Baton Rouge. This year's Krewe of Jupiter's parade theme "Rolling Through Redstick" will take people through the historical roots of Baton Rouge and it's formation. Floats include replicas of Baton Rouge landmarks, famous people and historical events. Float riders will wear costumes that represent the dress attire of the era in history. The men and women of Jupiter's Krewe will light up the sky with specially designed medallion beads for each float. Come out and catch the entire set of these historical themed throws that also tell a little Baton Rouge History. The Krewe of Jupiter will also throw themed cups, koozies, doubloons, stuffed eagles and peacocks, parade theme medallions, lighted alloy medallions, cloisonne's and last, but not least the special Captain's Cloisonné Coins. And if that's not enough, come see the 6 uniquely designed Royalty Floats that are guaranteed to take your breath away. The Krewe of Jupiter has built 6 specialty floats to showcase it's Captain's, Senators, Lady's, Duke's, Queen and King. These floats are like nothing ever seen in Baton Rouge Mardi Gras. The Krewe Of Jupiter promises to deliver a fun filled night for all spectators. So mark your calendar and join in the fun, known as the greatest free show on earth, MARDI GRAS. For more information regarding the Krewe of Jupiter please contact: Ronald Mire @ (225) 977-9681 or 978-9350 or visit www.kreweofjupiter.com.
KREWE of ORION Saturday February 14th 7 p.m.
KREWE of ORION PARADE ROUTE
Come out and see downtown Baton Rouge's premier night time parade. Orion's floats are professionally designed two tier floats that are illuminated to light up the night. This year's theme is "From the Writer's Guild." The members of Orion will showcase writer's both past and present. Numerous local and out of town bands will be featured in this year's parade. The generous men of Orion will be ready to satisfy the large number of revelers. Members will be throwing many Logo items including cups, molded medallion beads, the always popular BLINKY BEADS, and Hand strung Themed beads. New throws for the year include: Plush Orion alligator, Krewe of Orion Medallion Bracelet, and a Special Twist Bead with an Orion Mask. King Orion V, Frank J. Coates and his Queen Julia Dickinson will be throwing specially designed Hand Strung Beads. These Beads will only be thrown from the King and Queen Floats. Contact person: Darren Coates @ 675-5899 or visit www.kreweoforion.com. So come on out and LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!
MYSTIC KREWE OF MUTTS MARDI PAWS PARADE Sunday, February 15th
2004 NEXTEL MARDI GRAS MAMBO 10K Saturday, February 21st 10 Kilometer/6.2 Miles @ 8 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk @ 8:10 a.m. Contact: Vincent Trinidad @ (225) 382-3596 or visit www.brasf.com www.nextelmardigrasmambo10k.net
24th Annual SPANISH TOWN PARADE February 21st 12 noon
SPANISH TOWN PARADE ROUTE
This year's parade theme is "Flamingos Gone Wild." Dancing to the marching bands, hands poised for catching goodies, eclectic attire is the order of the day. Come early and bring your lawn chairs. Visit our web page at www.spanishtownmardigras.com. Contact Person: Bruce Childers @ 343-8378.