I'm so pleased to announce the Second Annual TripAdvisor New Orleans Forum Mardi Gras Meet-Up. If you're reading this on your computer or smart phone, YOU'RE INVITED. The meet-up will take place between 2:30 and 4:30 PM on Lundi Gras (Fat Monday), February 20, in the reserved back patio area of El Gato Negro restaurant in the French Market section of the Lower French Quarter, 81 French Market Place, see:
El Gato Negro's now famous margarita selection, as well as other drinks and both snack and meal foods, will be available for purchase. The patio is fully enclosed and has heaters should it be chilly.
This meet and greet location is convenient to those walking from within the French Quarter and Marigny, or coming via the Riverfront Streetcar from the Central Business/Warehouse/Arts Districts. When approached from Esplanade Ave. or Elysion Fields Ave. this location should also be relatively accessible by car, and French Market area parking should be available at that time. Thanks to Hermicane for helping to arrange for this venue.
Feel free to bring your family or traveling companions. It's so much fun to actually meet the folks with whom you have shared correspondence regarding this wonderful City. If you have any questions or comments, post them here, or feel free to send a PM to me. See you all in February!