As is common practice in recent years, as the 2017 Mardi Gras season kicks into full swing this weekend, expect increased enforcement measures to be taken to ensure alcohol and tobacco products are not being sold to individuals under the age of 21. To avoid citations and possible license revocation, please review these friendly reminders for establishments, particularly along parade routes, that are licensed to serve alcoholic beverage.
Here are some tips from LRA members who've experienced restaurant ownership during Mardi Gras for decades:
If there's a tip we've overlooked that you'd like to share, please let us know.
In New Orleans:
Parades are scheduled to begin Friday, February 17. The NBA All Star Game activities start midweek. The City will provide live updates about weather, traffic and general parade safety. You are encouraged to text MARDIGRAS17 to 888777 from a mobile device to receive alerts. Mardi Gras Information and Updates are also available at http://nola.gov/mardigras.
Have a safe and happy Mardi Gras season!