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.”
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.