Crawfish, Beignets, Café Du Monde Coffee & Hoppin’ John Orchestra at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

-Courtesy of Peter Breslow Consulting & Public Relations

Let the good times roll at Chris’ Jazz Café, because Mardi Gras is back on Tuesday, March 1 at the legendary jazz venue! Join Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno as he opens the club early at 4 p.m. and pulls out all the stops on his Bayou-inspired Fat Tuesday menu which will include: Fried Green Tomatoes; Pecan Salad, Jambalaya Balls; Crawfish Mac & Cheese; Buckets O’ Crawdads; Smoked Ham Hock Ravioli in Tomato Broth; Catfish, Red Beans & Rice; Crawfish Cheese Steak and Jambalaya!

The Mardi Gras dessert menu will feature Café du Monde coffee served with Mayhall Jelly -Filled Beignets fried fresh to order; Peanut Butter Chocolate Bombs; Strawberry Gateau with Almond French Buttercream; Salted Caramel Creme Brûlée; Smoked Crawfish Cheesecake. 

“We’re opening early for happy hour, which will run for that day only from 4 to 7 p.m. with reduced priced drinks and appetizers,” said DeNinno. In addition, Center City’s only second-line party kicks off with a strut down Broad Street and into the club with members of the Hoppin’ John Orchestra who take the stage at 7 and 9 p.m. The 10-piece unit bills itself as “Philly’s only Southern-fried jazz orchestra,” with horns galore and a taste for New Orleans second-line grooves, jump blues, good-time funk, Dixieland, vintage R&B and early jazz.

General Admission tickets are on sale now for all shows. Beverages, tax & gratuity not included. Please check the website for ticket prices and arrival times. All tickets are premium seating. “Pay-As-You-Wish” streaming is also available via or Venmo: @ChrisJazz-Café. All guests must show proof of vaccination with a photo ID to gain entry. 

Chris’ Jazz Café, located at 1421 Sansom Street, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, making it Philadelphia’s longest continuously operating jazz club. Enjoy live jazz Tuesdays through Saturdays. To learn more or to make reservations, call 215.568.3131 or visit

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