Carnival Coverage

Pussyfooters Blush Ball 2022 Friday, Jan. 28

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Pussyfooters are turning 21!  Our ladies will be the first to admit it doesn’t take much to get them dancing in the streets, so the celebration of our 21st anniversary promises…

Carnival Time: When The Green Room Was Smokin'

  When I first met Al Johnson many years ago he pulled up in a taxi. Johnson was riding high that day. A song he had recorded in 1960, “Carnival Time” had recently become a Carnival anthem. He was a…

Happy Carnival!

  We have a ways to go until Fat Tuesday this year, and I guess we’re all hoping we turn a viral corner in time to enjoy the season in public and with our friends and neighbors. Carnival really does…

Party at Palm&Pine this Mardi Gras

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Palm&Pine announces upcoming events and offerings. The Rampart Room – Palm&Pine’s new private dining room Now open and booking for Mardi Gras! CLICK HERE for more information. Location, Location, Location! Palm&Pine’s location in the…

Kick Off Carnival Season with Criollo

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – It’s officially Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Criollo Restaurant is ready to welcome guests to kick off the party with their exclusive offerings on Taittinger Champagne complemented by their contemporary New Orleans brunch menu,…

Copeland's Family Announces Launch of King Cake Rum Bread Pudding

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Copeland's Family announces its newest Mardi Gras-inspired dessert—Mardi Gras King Cake Rum Cream Bread Pudding—available from January 6 through March 1 at Copeland's of New Orleans. "We have partnered with three local family…

504King Cake Seasonal Rum Now Available at Happy Raptor Distilling

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Happy Raptor Distilling (1512 Carondelet Street) is proud to announce the second annual seasonal release of its bestselling infused rum, 504King Cake!Produced exclusively for carnival season, this unique rum infusion is handcrafted in the Crescent…

The Best Incarnations of King Cake

  While most of us were sleeping, with the stroke of midnight last night Carnival Season was upon us, and king cakes and king-cake-flavored things have rolled out in great abundance. What follows is a simple smattering of the hundreds…

Cochon Butcher & La Boulangerie Announce 2022 King Cake Plans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On January 6, King's Day, Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales of the Link Restaurant Group will be offering several flavors and sizes of king cakes at both Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie on Magazine…

Heralding on the Evening of Twelfth Night

  True New Orleanians never have to worry about post-Christmas letdown. That's because, to most of the world, the the day that is the twelfth and final day of Christmas is recognized locally as Twelfth Night, the first day of…

Funky Uptown Krewe presents Bounce Back NOLA!

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Jan. 6, 2022, Funky Uptown Krewe will once again kickoff the Carnival season on Twelfth Night, this time as part of the first Mardi Gras parades in nearly two years! After a successful…

Matt Haines

When writer Matt Haines decided to put together a book focused on king cakes, he was surprised that no king cake-focused books existed that weren’t marketed towards children. Haines’ king cake saga started a few years ago when he decided…

Cochon Butcher & La Boulangerie Announce 2022 King Cake Plans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On January 6, King's Day, Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales of the Link Restaurant Group will be offering several flavors and sizes of king cakes at both Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie on Magazine…

NOCCA + Cake Cafe Launch King Cake Pre-Orders For Pickup And Shipping

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Carnival festivities are back for 2022 and so are king cakes! The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts' Culinary Arts department is partnering with Cake Cafe's Chef Steve Himelfarb to produce three outstanding cakes, all made from…

Hogs for the Cause and King Cakes

  Keith Spera has written an article that announces that Hogs for the Cause will take place April 1-2, 2022 at the UNO Fairgrounds. I am a broken record about the event, I know, but it’s a great time for…

King Cake Hub Announces 2022 Locations

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Jennifer Samuels, owner of the King Cake Hub, announced the retail King Cake shop will have two new locations for the 2022 Carnival season. The main King Cake Hub will share space with Zony…

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