Mardi Gras at Big Jones

We’re pleased to announce our plans for Mardi Gras 2013. We are planning a special menu for the final week of the Mardi Gras season culminating on Fat Tuesday. The special menu will run from February 6-12 and is available from 5-9 p.m. daily, 5-11 p.m. on Fat Tuesday.

Especially exciting is the return of one of most popular family meals, A Cajun Country Ramble, ca. 1955. The family-style dinner includes both crawfish and liver boudin balls served with crispy house crackling, Sunday Gumbo with Cajun-style potato salad, a homage to the community gumbo pot which after church on Sunday would inevitably wind up with a little bit of everything in it, andouille and alligator sauce piquant with Delta rice, and Gateaux de Sirop for dessert, the traditional Cajun cane syrup cake which will be served with tac-tac a.k.a. caramel corn, and ice cream. The family meal is available every evening from February 6-12 from 5-10 p.m.

Special items on the savory menu include barbecued shrimp, cooked in the traditional way with U-10 head-on shrimp in a tangy gravy of hot sauce, house-made worcestershire, and butter, and peacemaker po boys, the iconic fried oyster po boy that has sated many a late-night reveler, red beans and rice cooked with pickled pig’s feet and served with grilled chaurice, and traditional chicken & sausage jambalaya.

Desserts on tap include the Cajun Gateaux de Sirop and calas, the Creole soured-rice fritter that was popular street food in the 19th century, and homemade king cake.

Reservations are highly recommended for the weekend before Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras day, and recommended the rest of the week. Reservations can be made by calling 773-275-5725.

A Cajun Country Ramble ca. 1955
Boudin & Cracklins

Crispy deep-fried balls of housemade boudin—crawfish and pork with crispy house crackling & cornbread

Sunday File Gumbo & Potato Salad
Homage to the community gumbo pot—a little bit of every-thing, thickened with sassafrass leaves, with Cajun potato salad

Alligator & Andouille Sauce Piquant
Louisiana alligator tail simmered in a spicy tomato sauce with our house-made andouille sausage, served with rice

Gateaux de Sirop
Traditional Cajun cane syrup cake with pecan & brown sugar crumble topping, served with home made ice cream

Family-style only for the entire table, $25 per person