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Fat Monday Luncheon

  • 813 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112
  • 813 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA 70112
  • 813 Bienville St.
    New Orleans, LA 70112

A tradition since 1949, the Fat Monday Luncheon is the oldest organized activity in all of Louisiana LGBTQ history. The luncheon began when Bob Demmons crowned one of his out-oftown Mardi Gras guests Queen of the luncheon during a small gathering at Brennan's restaurant. After the group grew too large for Brennan’s, the organizers approached Arnaud's restaurant where they were welcomed with open arms.

Each year, two queens are crowned: one from out of town and one from New Orleans. Other participants are singled out for various honors as well.

The festive luncheon takes place every Lundi Gras-- the day before Mardi Gras Day. 

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What's Nearby
Arnaud's Restaurant

Classic Creole cuisine with the most charming French Quarter ambiance. Featuring the traditional nostalgic main dining room or the lively jazz bistro with a strolling Dixieland trio. Experience our unique Mardi Gras...