Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Mardi Gras is just around the corner and Copeland’s of New Orleans Restaurants have mastered the holiday. On Fat Tuesday, February 12, Copeland’s locations in Kennesaw (1142 Barrett Parkway West) and Cumberland (3131 Cobb Parkway S.E.) will host the most authentic Mardi Gras celebration in Atlanta. Once a French tradition, Mardi Gras was brought to New Orleans in 1699 and is now celebrated across the United States with masked balls, parties and parades. This year, Copeland’s has kept the tradition alive offering live jazz, costumed patrons, beads and a new menu for the event. Entrees will include boiled shrimp and crawfish platters as well as Copeland’s traditional Cajun and creole dishes and drink specials, including New Orleans’ famous Hurricanes. Sisters Marion and Kelli Welsh, New Orleans natives and 6-year Copeland’s Mardi Gras celebration attendees, say “This is our home away from home, as well as many other New Orleans transplants in Atlanta after Katrina. If we’re not in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, we make plans to celebrate at Copeland’s.” They say their favorite tradition is Copeland’s King Cake, served every year as a special dessert. They also say that Copeland’s offers the best Mardi Gras party in the Atlanta area – never again will they go anywhere else to celebrate! Copeland’s will feature live jazz from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and both locations will be open until 10:00 p.m. For more information please visit at www.CopelandsAtlanta.com or call (770) 612-3311.