5 Must-Try Dishes at Mardi Gras Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard

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Shrimp Voodoo and a Southern Comfort Hurricane from Broadway Oyster Bar.

Shrimp Voodoo and a Southern Comfort Hurricane from Broadway Oyster Bar.

Plenty of food, drinks and Mardi Gras celebrations fill the season in St. Louis and this weekend’s Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard is the perfect opportunity to get your fix. For years, the self-guided tasting and pub crawl has easily been one of the most popular events of the Mardi Gras season, and each $25 ticket includes one Southern Comfort drink voucher and six food vouchers.

With more than 30 participating restaurants and bars, it can be a little overwhelming to choose just six places to sample. You can’t go wrong with any option, but here are five of our picks for Cajun-inspired dishes to try this year.

• Franco
Tarte flambée–an Alsatian flatbread made with house-cured bacon, Gruyere cheese and thyme. 1535 South 8th St., Soulard, 314.436.2500

• Broadway Oyster Bar
Shrimp Voodoo–hand-breaded and fried shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy Sriracha voodoo sauce served alongside an Original Southern Comfort Hurricane. 736 S. Broadway, Soulard, 314.621.8811

• 1860 Saloon
Traditional Cajun jambalaya and crab cakes with a spicy aioli. 1860 S. 9th St., Soulard, 314.231.1860

Cajun sausage and chicken on a bed of pasta with green peppers and onions in a seasoned Alfredo sauce and served with a SoCo cocktail. 1931 S. 12th St., Soulard, 314.436.3045

Bread pudding from Soulard's Restaurant.

Bread pudding from Soulard’s Restaurant.

• Soulard’s Restaurant
The restaurant’s famous bread pudding covered with whiskey sauce. 1731 7th Blvd., Soulard, 314.241.7956

The event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 8 from 11am-5pm. Saturday attendees can enjoy complimentary trolley rides courtesy of the world famous Soulard Trolley Tramps to easily get to the next stop. Tickets are available in advance and can be redeemed the day of the event at any participating establishment as well as the Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market. Tickets will also be available for purchase both days at any participating establishment.

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