Celebrate Mardi Gras at Marion Street Market

Fat Tuesday is just around the corner and Marion Street Market, 100 South Marion Street in Oak Park is pulling out all the stops to help patrons enjoy the party. They have some wonderful N'Awlins-style specialties being offered next month to celebrate. 

From February 16 to 20, guests are invited show up in Mardi Gras garb. So grab the bead and masks and spend some time at the rustic Oak Park bistro where there will be live music, colorful decor and a number of menu items and drink options to make you feel like you're in the Big Easy. Among the treats are mini muffulettas and Lobster Étouffée.

Chef/Partner Steve Chiappetti has put together a line-up of traditional dishes of Mardi Gras, including:
Mini Muffulettas ($4 each or 3 for $10)
Fried Oysters with Cajun Remoulade ($10)
Gulf Shrimp & Cake Walking Grits ($10)
Cheese & Gumbo ($10 – Marion Street meets Bourbon Street with mac & cheese-topped gumbo)
Lobster Étouffée ($15)
Bourbon Street Beans & Rice ($5)

Beverage Manager Heather Yargus also has curated some drink specials to pair along with those fabulous eats, including beer from Lazy Magnolias Brewing Company, Mississippi’s oldest brewery. Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale and Southern Hops’pitality IPA specialty beers are priced at $5.  

Cocktail specials featured are the Sazerac ($8): a staple of Mardi Gras in New Orleans made with locally distilled FEW Rye Whiskey; and the Hot in Rio($8): inspired by the legendary Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, made with Clément Premium Rhum.

For reservations, call (708) 725-7200 or visit www.marionstreetmarket.com.