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Viet-Cajun Restaurant Bon Ton’s Month-Long Mardi Gras Pop-Up Returns to Midtown

Carnival, hurricanes, king cake, and po’boys return to Tapa Tapa and Bon Ton in February

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Hurricanes, king cake, po’boys, and the spirit of Carnival and Mardi Gras return to Tapa Tapa and Bon Ton in Midtown, now through “Fat Tuesday” (February 25.)

Bon Ton, the Viet-Cajun restaurant and cocktail bar owned by Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins (Miracle Bar Atlanta, Wonderkid, the Lawrence), hosts a month-long Mardi Gras cocktail party with drinks taking inspiration from various New Orleans musicians such as George Lewis, the Dixie Cups, and Rebirth Brass Band. The Mardi Gras cocktail menu is served during regular service hours.

As with Miracle on Monroe in December, Tapa Tapa at the Midtown Promenade is getting a full-on Mardi Gras makeover this month, complete with beads, masks, glitter, and a “parade of cocktails.” The “Mardi-Val on Monroe” menu includes eight cocktails exclusive to the Tapa Tapa pop-up, channeling carnival celebrations in Rio de Janerio, Mazatlan, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago and paired with king cake, po’boys, and other New Orleans-style dishes.

“We’re thrilled to make it [Mardi Gras] bigger and better than ever this year, with not only a unique cocktail menu only available at Bon Ton, but another exclusive menu offered only at Tapa Tapa,” Simpkins says in the press release. “These events...showcase the spirit of the holiday, drawing inspiration from music and celebrations all over the world.”

Tapa Tapa turned into Mardi Gras pop up in Midtown Atlanta Tapa Tapa
Three male musicians playing the trombone, guitar, and bass for Mardi Gras pop up at Tapa Tapa in Midtown ATlanta Tapa Tapa

Mardi Gras in Midtown isn’t the only Mardi Gras pop-up in town. West End brewpub Best End Brewing Co. is turning its kitchen bar into “Pardi Gras” at the Lee and White complex through Tuesday, February 25.

Expect a New Orleans-inspired food and drink menu with po’boys and Carnival cocktails, and the bar area dripping in beads, glitter, purple, and gold for the next month. The brewpub also plans to crown a Pardi Gras king and queen each night.

Bon Ton

674 Myrtle Street Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 996-6177 Visit Website

Tapa Tapa

931 Monroe Drive Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 481-5226 Visit Website

The Lawrence

905 Juniper Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 961-7178 Visit Website

Miracle on Monroe

931 Monroe Drive Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 481-5226 Visit Website