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Celebrate Fat Tuesday At Chicago's Historic Firehouse Restaurant



The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, located at 1401 South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop, is celebrating Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with an evening of Louisiana-style eats and beats. Guests may indulge in a special Fat Tuesday menu that brings to life all the flavor and fun of New Orleans while enjoying live music from High-Hat Second Line, a New Orleans brass and jazz band with a Chicago twist.


The Cajun-inspired menu will feature classic favorites including Crawfish Mac & Cheese, Cajun Fried Chicken Jambalaya, Shrimp Po’ Boy, Creole Seafood Gumbo, and more. Specialty cocktails include Hurricanes and Sazeracs, with plenty of Abita Purple Haze beer flowing throughout the evening. The overall experience is available at $55 including tax and service fee, which covers the buffet, live music, and mardi gras beads.

“Our annual Mardi Gras celebration is one of our favorite days of the year,” said Laura O’Malley, owner of The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant. “Between our bold and flavorful Louisiana-style menu and live jazz performances, we invite Chicago to come and let the good times roll– laissez les bons temps rouler!”

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant delivers a memorable, guest-first dining experience. Formerly Engine Company 104 of the Chicago Fire Department, The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant infuses the culture of the past to serve the present as an officially designated Chicago Landmark. To uphold the longstanding tradition of serving the South Loop neighborhood, this acclaimed 1905 Romanesque Revival structure opened its historic doors in 2000. Both the structure and menu are designed to reflect the uniqueness of its origin story, with renovations that reflect thoughtful attention to turn of the century design elements while maintaining the building’s beauty and heritage.

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