Countdown to Mardi Gras is here! Dozens of businesses across the 19th Ward are coming together for a month of community and shopping events starting January 13 and continuing through Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2024. They are offering specialty drinks, menu items, activities, and themed decorations. Vote for your favorites, and you could win a Bucks Stay Here e-gift card, good at more than 60 local businesses. 

Visit & Vote

During Countdown to Mardi Gras, you can visit decorated businesses, shop themed merchandise, enjoy New Orleans cuisine and drinks, and participate in festive activities. Stop in at as many participating businesses as you can to immerse yourself in the Mardi Gras spirit! Every time you vote in our online poll, you’ll be entered into our gift card raffle. 

Vote as often as you’d like!

Join BAPA during Countdown to Mardi Gras to get a free Love Where You Live Mardi Gras T-shirt and beads!

Food Specials

Americanos
Spicy gumbo Feb. 1–13
11060 S. Western Ave.

Beverly Bakery
King Cake & Paczki on Feb. 12-13
10528 S. Western Ave.

Bookie’s
Mardi Gras treats from Sweet Freaks
10324 S. Western Ave.

The Drip Bakery
Mardi Gras themed dessert
1844 W. 95th St.

Flippin Flavors
Voodoo Turkey Hoagie
1848 W. 95th St.

Horse Thief Hollow
Chicago’s Best Gumbo
10426 S. Western Ave.

Ken’s Restaurant 
Homemade jambalaya on Mardi Gras, Feb. 13
10522 S. Western Ave.

Nicky’s of Beverly
Shrimp Po’ Boy, Crab Cake Sandwich, Fried Green Tomato BLT, Blackened Catfish Sandwich & Dinner
10500 S. Western Ave.

Open Outcry
Muffaletta Sandwich & Croissant Beignets, Feb. 1-13
10934 S. Western Ave.

Sweet Freaks
Mardi Gras themed treats
9927 S. Wood St.

Drink Specials

Americanos
Tequila Hurricane Feb. 1–13
11060 S. Western Ave.

AndySunflower Cafe 
Two NOLA themed drinks
9920 S Western Ave.

Beverly Arts Center 
Mardi Gras drink “Purple Reign” during the Prince Tribute Concert on Feb. 10 and “Audrey II” drink during Little Shop of Horrors, Feb. 8-18
2407 W. 111th St.

Blackthorn Pub
Hurricanes & other New Orleans drink specials, Feb. 12–13, 4 pm–2 am
3300 W. 111th St.

Flippin Flavors
Mardi Gras Lemonade
1848 W. 95th St.

Franconello Italian Restaurant
Mardi Gras themed drink
10222 S. Western Ave.

Ken’s Restaurant 
Special Mardi Gras cocktail daily
10522 S. Western Ave. 

Mosaics Boutique & Tea
Mardi Gras Vanilla Tea, 15% through Feb. 13
10448 S. Kedzie Ave.

Open Outcry
Pain Killer, Feb. 1-13
10934 S. Western Ave.

Sports & Ortho
NA drinks on Fridays 11 am – 3 pm at the reception desk
10909 S. Western Ave. 

Activities

These businesses are planning something special during Countdown to Mardi Gras! 

Beverly Branch CPL
Mardi Gras Family Craft Night on Feb. 7, 6–7 pm. Learn more.
1962 W. 95th St. 

Beverly Dry Goods
Mardi Gras themed items for sale, while supplies last
New Orleans themed tasting day Feb. 10, 12–3 pm
1810 W. 103rd St. 

Beverly Arts Center
Prince Tribute Concert on Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm. Buy a ticket!
2407 W. 111th St.

Blazin’ Bodies
Mardi Gras themed spin ride on Feb. 23 at 7 pm with Mardi Gras cocktails at 8 pm
10227 S. Western Ave.

Dez Deme House of Styles 
Mardi Gras themed Sip & Shop sales during weekends of campaign (Fri–Sat 1-4 pm)
2142 W. 95th St.

Everything’s Relative Salon
Special pricing on hair masks & facials (30% off)
Mardi Gras Masquerade on Feb. 8, 3-8 pm
10548 S. Western Ave.

Express Med Spa
Mardi Gras event on Feb. 13, 4–6 pm
3537 W. 111th St.

The LAB Nutrition
KING Tea Feb. 9–11, and Mardi Gras themed classes Feb. 10:
• Cardio, Core & Bands, 9 am 
• Cardio Drumming, 10:15 am
Wear Mardi Gras colors and earn beads! Register here. 
2025 W. 95th St.

Oleander & Artesian
Kid-friendly feather-making wreath project on Feb. 10, 11 am – 1pm
9911 S. Walden Pkwy.

Soul Stretch and Wellness
Themed weeks throughout, plus Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 10, 5-7:30 pm
2108 W. 95th St. 

Walker Branch CPL
January 27, 12–2 pm: Kids can make a mini Mardi Gras float out of a shoe box. Best float wins a Mini Brands Ball. Learn more.

February 3, drop-in hours of 10 am–4 pm: Make a Mardi Gras Mask. Adults should be prepared to assist their younger makers. Learn more.
11071 S. Hoyne Ave.

Window Decorations

   You’ll get in the spirit of Mardi Gras when you see the festive decorations at these local businesses.

Bare & Lush
2249 W. 111th St.

Belle Up Boutique
1915 W. 103rd St.

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.

Beverly Dry Goods
1810 W. 103rd St. 

Bookie’s
10324 S. Western Ave.

Dez Deme House of Styles 
2142 W. 95th St.

Everything’s Relative Salon
10548 S. Western Ave.

Express Med Spa
3537 w 111th st.

Made Artisan Collaborative
1802 W. 103rd St.

Oleander & Artesian
9911 S. Walden Pkwy.

Running Excels
10328 S. Western Ave.

Soul Stretch and Wellness
2108 W. 95th St. 

Sports & Ortho
10909 S. Western Ave. 

Featured Participants

AndySunflower Cafe

Americanos

Belle Up Boutique

Beverly Arts Center

Beverly Branch CPL

Beverly Dry Goods

Blackthorn Pub

Blazin’ Bodies

Bookie’s

Dez Deme House of Styles

The Drip Bakery

Everything’s Relative Salon

Express Med Spa

Flippin Flavors

Franconello Italian Restaurant

Horse Thief Hollow

Ken’s Restaurant

The LAB Nutrition

Made Artisan Collaborative

Mosaics Boutique & Tea

Nicky’s of Beverly

Oleander & Artesian

Open Outcry

Running Excels

Soul Stretch & Wellness

Sports & Ortho

Sweet Freaks 

Walker Branch CPL