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Mardi Gras is celebrated in many ways, from living it up with the true New Orleans experience, partying with friends locally, or just partaking in good 'ol Lousiana style food! Our preferred way is the last... 

Adobada from Tacos el Cabron at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Over the weekend, we attended the Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour. This tour provides ticket holders an opportunity to enjoy bites and sips at various businesses in the gaslamp. Tickets for this event were $25 pre-sale or $30 day of with Will-Call located at Florent Restaurant

ticket for Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

At each participating location, they mark off your ticket in exchange for the food and drink samples. We loved seeing the decor in various spots. At Tacos el Cabron, we picked up two tacos and I just had to capture a mask at the same time (first pic)!

drinks from El Chingon at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour batman spotting at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

The bartender at El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican was on the ball pouring drinks for everyone. I also spotted Batman outside of Analog and offered him some of their yummy brussels sprouts. Since he didn't accept, I ate them all instead.

jambalaya from The Field at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

The Field put their own spin into jambalaya plus paired it with a sweet drink. We ate here prior to Mardi Gras two years ago.

All American Burgers at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

It was our first time at All American Burgers and we enjoyed their quarter of a burger sample. There was also a Mardi Gras photo area to the side!

Coyote Ugly serves customers for Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Another bartender from Coyote Ugly dressed up and serving themed patrons.

Bud and Rob's at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

We're a fan of Bud's Louisiana in Kearny Mesa so were pleasantly surprised to find a new spot called Bud and Rob's New Orleans Bistro. 

jambalaya from Jolt and Joe's at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Our favorite jambalaya had some heat and was served at Jolt'n Joe's

Ciro's Pizza at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Ciro's Pizza always has great samples because they give you a whole slice! Score!

Attendee at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Masks, beads and selfie sticks were perfect for this event. This pretty lady is enjoying the chicken tikki masala and cranberry vodka from Roya India.

cubano from Havana 1920 at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Havana 1920 had these delicious cubano samplers! Luckily every sample wasn't this big or else we wouldn't have been able to finish the whole tour!

ticket for Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

There was a total of 19 participating restaurants. After visiting at least 10 locations, we showed our ticket at will-call to get admission beads to the secret afterparty. Our final destination was Altitude Sky Lounge.

after party at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour after party at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Mardi Gras performers!

after party at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

Trade in your tasting ticket for one last shot on the gorgeous rooftop bar. I wish I could have kept mine as a souvenir but at least I got a final pic.

Jolt and Joe's at Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour

We had fun celebrating Mard Gras with this event over the weekend. Hope everyone enjoys their day, no matter how you celebrate!

Disclaimer: We were provided tickets to this event. We were not otherwise compensated and all opinions stated are our own

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