Northside Mardi Gras features specials and events at participating Northside small businesses. Below is a curated list of offerings that are available now through Tuesday, Feb. 25, unless otherwise noted. The official Northside Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party is a family-friendly event set to be held at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 beginning at 7 p.m. with live marching bands, performances, dancing, and crowning of the Mardi Gras King. More information can be found here.
Mardi Gras Food & Drink Specials
California Coffee Bar: Café Du Monde Coffee Special; King Cake Latte; Free Beads w/ Every Purchase
Kaffeehaus: Muffaletta Sandwich ($8); Chicory Coffee (SM – $2.41 or LG – $2.94
Mayfly Market & Deli: Chicken and Andouille Etouffee ($4/$6); Traditional New Orleans Bread Pudding ($4); Bananas Foster Sorbet ($3.50 Scoop, $8 Pint)
Penn Brewery Dinner Menu Only: New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp (13 for 8 Pieces); Jambalaya w/ Spicy Kielbasa ($13); Gumbo Over White Rice ($9); Priory’s King Cake ($8) with a Saturday drink special on $8 Margarita’s – Blood Orange or a Spicy Habanero for $1 More on 2/22.
Max’s Allegheny Tavern: Jambalaya: Served in a bread bowl; Muffaletta Sandwich; Mardi Gras Cocktail: Made w/ Dark Rum, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, and Cherry Juice
Rivers Casino Wheelhouse: Cajun Chicken Sandwich w/ Bourbon Jalapeno Caramelized Onion, Cheddar, Stone Ground Honey Mustard ($12)
Scratch Food & Beverage: Grapefruit Zombie ($7)
Leo. a public house: $6 Sacerac; $7 Tasso w/ Gruyere Sandwich
412 Brewery: $5 draft beers
Darbea’s Tavern $2 Straub; $4 hurricane; $5 Mardi Gras Mangorita
Allegheny City Brewing: Cajun Cookoff Competition on Sunday, February 23rd from 1:30-3:30PM: Bring your favorite Cajun dish – Po Boy, Gumbo, Beignets, Jambalaya, etc. (Set up by 2PM.) “Like our past cook-offs, everyone here at the time tries the fares and votes on favorite. Prize for winner(s) at 5PM. No entry fee.”
Priory Fine Pastries: King Cakes (Pre-orders Only) on Monday, February 24th-25th and Beignets to Order, $8 for 6 pieces (6AM-2PM) for Fat Tuesday only.
Bistro to Go: Chef Alfredo, beloved former New Orleans chef, will be in the shop from 11AM-3PM on Fat Tuesday cooking up Creole classics such as Jambalaya, Curry Shrimp, Gumbo, Cajun Greens, and more!
Mardi Gras Music Shows
Thursday, February 20th
Allegheny City Brewing: Reggae Night with DJ Reason | Caribbean Vybz Food Truck
Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 Jazz Conspiracy Big Band (8-10:30PM)
Bier’s Pub Live Music w/ Tom Roberts (6:30-9:30PM)
Friday, February 21st
412 Brewery: Live Music w/ Eric Weingrad (7-10PM, No Cover)
Bier’s Pub: Live Music w/ Terry Mcourt (6:30-9:30PM)
The Government Center: Live Music w/ Fit of Body, Pat Coyle, & Alvin Row ($5-10, Doors 7PM, Music 8PM);
The Park House: Live Music w/ OHM project (9:30PM-12AM)
412 Brewery: Live Music w/ Elias Khouri (6-9PM, No Cover);
Saturday, February 22nd
The Government Center: Live Music w/ Frame and Mantle, Fortunato, Fuzznaut, Overweather ($10, Doors 7PM, Music 8PM)
The Park House: Live Music w/ Texas Tex Band (9:30PM-12AM)
Refucilo Winery: Live music w/ John Marcinizyn (6-9:30PM)
Mardi Gras Shopping Specials
City Books Mardi Gras Happy Hour Specials (4-6PM): 10% Off $10 Purchase; 20% Off $20 Purchase; 30% Off $30 Purchase
Minuteman Press: Fatten Your Shelves: 15% Off Everything!; Fat Tuesday Chocolates & Festive Beads
Pittsburgh Acupuncture & Massageworks: Mention “Mardi Gras” at time of service and receive a complimentary CBD goodie bag!; Save 10% On All CBD Products
Refucilo Winery: Wear your Mardi Gras beads and receive a 10% discount off a bottle of wine!
Tom Friday’s Market let’s you bring New Orleans to your kitchen: Cajun Sausage ($3.99/lb); Catfish Nuggets ($3.99/lb); Peeled & Deveined Shrimp for Jambalaya ($8.99/lb); Fried Shrimp for Po’boy Sandwiches ($8.99/lb); Smoked Sausage for Jambalaya Recipe ($4.99/lb)
Lynn & Barrett Boutique 20% Off purchases Thursday, 2/20 and Friday, 2/23 from 12-6PM wotj Champagne, Shopping & Snacks plus 30% off Purchases on Saturdya, 2/22 and Sunday, 2/23 from 11-3PM.
The Government Center: Mardi Gras Sale runs Friday, February 21st – Sunday, February 23rd: Used Records – 20% Off; New Records – 10% Off; Box Sets – 15% Off; Discount Bins – 50% Off