Traditional & Vegan All-Natural
Mardi Gras Treats at Breads on Oak
Breads on Oak, 8640 Oak St., 324-8271, BreadsOnOak.com
Breads on Oak, the bakery on Oak Street in Uptown which uses traditional French baking techniques, will be offering their all-natural King Cakes and Galette des Rois this coming Mardi Gras. Last year chef Sean O’Mahony introduced his first King Cake using all-natural flavorings and colorings. This year, O’Mahony will make a vegan galette as well as a vegan King Cake. With lines often snaking around the corner to get in, it’s hard to believe Breads on Oak only opened in 2012. Clearly, their make-from-scratch approach using organic flour and local ingredients has hit a sweet spot in the market.
Five Happiness Open for Mardi Gras
Five Happiness, 3605 CarroLlton Ave., 482-3935, FiveHappiness.com
Five Happiness will be serving its delicious fare throughout Carnival season and on Mardi Gras Day itself. The restaurant, its private dining rooms, its catering operation and delivery service will all be available to keep Mardi Gras-goers fortified. Alongside the extensive menu will be Chef Specials including: Sizzling Jumbo Shrimp, Crispy Ginger Shrimp, Fish Fillet with Chef’s Special Sauce, Crispy Beef with Black Pepper and Onion and Asparagus Sautéed with Shrimp or Chicken. After 30 years of success, Five Happiness knows how to take care of parties from one to 150.
Audubon Clubhouse Available for Parties
Audubon Clubhouse, Audubon Park, 212-5282, AudubonInstitute.org/visit/clubhouse-cafe
The Audubon Clubhouse, set in a beautiful Acadian-style home, has a Club Room and Veranda available for parties. Set in the middle of Audubon Park among the oak trees with a gorgeous view, the Clubhouse can be rented Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. The space can accommodate up to 200 people with a variety of catering packages. With breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch menus and free Wi-Fi, the Clubhouse is also open daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., except Mondays.