Bayou dressed up their outdoor alley space like it’s perpetually celebrating mardi gras, and it will make you feel incredibly festive even if you’ve never been within 100 miles of Louisiana. Come to this New Orleans-inspired spot for massive muffaletta sandwiches, jambalaya, and cocktails that could inspire a Skittles commercial. You can call 718-273-4383 to make a reservation ahead of time.
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