Chicken and andouille gumbo is seen at Emiril's Delmonico in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Attending a Mardi Gras parade may conjure up images of standing for hours among crowds of drunken ... more 
Chicken and andouille gumbo is seen at Emiril's Delmonico in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Attending a Mardi Gras parade may conjure up images of standing for hours among crowds of drunken revelry, street eats like hot dogs and cotton candy. That is one side of one of the biggest free parties in the world. But there’s another side to Mardi Gras _ for those willing to pay a little extra. Fine dining establishments along New Orleans parade routes offer a much different kind of experience. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 11:33 AM EST