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Five Local Spots to Eat at Before the Barkus Parade

11:00 February 11, 2022
By: Gracie Wise

If you love parades and pooches, the Krewe of Barkus Parade is coming back on Sunday, February 20 at 2 p.m. in the French Quarter. Dogs of all breeds and sizes will frolic down the streets in royal attire for this year's theme, "Barkingham Palace: Barkus Is Going for the Crown!" Here's where you can eat along the parade route.

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Café Amelie

Savor contemporary Louisiana fare in this fairytale setting. Located in Princess Alice's 150-year-old courtyard and carriage house, Café Amelie serves brunch items like bananas foster waffles, short ribs & Johnny cakes, and chicken & andouille gumbo. They also have decadent dessert options like chocolate melting cake and cherry almond bread pudding. It's going to be cold outside, so don't forget to order their signature Little Miss Suisse! 912 Royal St., 504-412-8965,

New Orleans Vampire Café

In the heart of the French Quarter lies a place for vampires at heart. Swing by the Vampire Café and enjoy blood-biting delights like crispy veal sweetbreads, lamb tartare, and fried deviled eggs. For the ultimate vampire experience, order the Death by Chocolate Cake with a spiked snowball, a chilling twist on the famous New Orleans dessert. A true Halloween classic, this place is to die for! 801 Royal St., 504-581-0801,

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Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro

Orleans Grapevine has one of the best wine bars in town. If high-quality fine dining tickles your fancy, then this is the place for you. They offer delicious charcuterie & cheese boards that you can pair with a glass of wine by the bottle. Not interested? No problem--their menu features delectable options from double-cut pork chops to shrimp remoulade. 720 Orleans Ave., 504-523-1930,

Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Felix's is real serious about their world-famous oysters! While there are multiple locations, you should eat at the one in the French Quarter if you're going to Barkus. Whether you like them raw, fried, or chargrilled, their fresh-shucked oysters are a must! They even serve New Orleans Bread Pudding topped with whiskey sauce! 739 Iberville St., 504-522-4440,

Pat O'Brien's

A fruity storm in a cocktail glass, a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street, dueling piano shows—need we say more? Featuring live music and a concoction of drinks like The Hurricane, The Rainstorm, and The Rainbow, what better way to spend an hour or two than pumping yourself up at Pat O'Brien's? You can also enjoy finger-licking bites like jambalaya, alligator bites, and burgers. 718 St. Peter St., 504-525-4823,

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